15 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Cuenca Itinerary

15 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Cuenca Itinerary

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15 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Cuenca Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
3
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Portland, United States

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Sewell. Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and La Chascona will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, & more), Hacienda Picarquin (in Rancagua) and Vina Undurraga (in Talagante). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, and identify plant and animal life at El Ingenio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online trip itinerary builder .

Portland, USA to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Portland to Santiago, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Casablanca, Panul Community Park, El Ingenio, Hacienda Picarquin, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Bonita and Kayaking & Canoeing. Let the collections at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon capture your imagination. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Refugio Frey, and fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. In December in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

4
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Get some cultural insight at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral and Museo Catedral Vieja. Get some historical perspective at Mirador de Turi and El Carmen de la Asuncion Church. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Remigio Crespo Toral, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cuenca journey planning site .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cuenca by flight takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, Cuenca is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja

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