16 days in Central Argentina & Chile Itinerary

16 days in Central Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
La Plata, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
day
La Plata, Argentina

La Plata ©
In many ways a mini version of the national capital, attractive La Plata features a laid-back charm all its own thanks to its innovative layout.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Republica de los Ninos, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de La Plata, and then make a trip to Plaza Moreno.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Plata trip itinerary website.

Vancouver, Canada to La Plata is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to La Plata, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in La Plata: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in La Plata

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Republica de los Ninos ©
Republica de los Ninos
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Plaza Moreno ©
Plaza Moreno

3
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Perla and Playa Varese. Explore Mar del Plata's surroundings by going to Miramar (Balneario Tiburon & Balneario Medanos). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes, engage your brain at Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata online route planner.

Traveling by car from La Plata to Mar del Plata takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. March in Mar del Plata sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Miramar
Highlights from your plan
Balneario Tiburon ©
Balneario Tiburon
La Perla ©
La Perla
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos

1
night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza San Martin, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, thencontemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online visit planner.

You can fly from Mar del Plata to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mar del Plata in March: highs in Cordoba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

3
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.
Bring the kids along to San Cristóbal Hill and Patio Bellavista. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santiago travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

1
night
Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, thendon't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vina del Mar travel route tool.

Getting from Santiago to Vina del Mar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Vina del Mar sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

La Sebastiana
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

2
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Petrohué Waterfalls and Lago Todos Los Santos will thrill your kids. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno and kick back and relax at Angelmo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Varas online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Vina del Mar to Puerto Varas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vina del Mar in March; daily highs in Puerto Varas reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, thenlook and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and finally look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto.

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Fly from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Varas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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