17 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Shuttle:  33​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12​h 45​min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  33​h
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara and then boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Singapore to San Pedro de Atacama. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for a bit cooler days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de La Merced are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to El Chalten takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to El Chalten. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. For shopping fun, head to Puerto Madero or Recoleta. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through San Telmo, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Museo Caminito, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park route maker website .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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