17 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

17 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Palermo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel app .

Montreal, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu, then identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, and then wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu travel planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Iguazu, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Iguazu Falls
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in November, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Salta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Valle de Uco in Tupungato--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mendoza road trip app .

You can fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Valle de Uco, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera

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