17 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio Este, Argentina
— Few hours
Drive
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Claromeco, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and then enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta del Este.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Punta del Este is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Punta del Este, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in March; daily highs in Punta del Este reach 27°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 14th (Sun), wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista and then examine the collection at La Chascona.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Santiago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Punta del Este to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

Neighborhoods · Museums

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El Chalten, Argentina

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 15th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Spa Yaten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

Plan trip to El Chalten with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to El Chalten in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 16th (Tue), cast your line with Estancia Cristina and then take a stroll through Avenida Libertador.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip app.

Drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Antonio Este.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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San Antonio Este, Argentina

San Antonio Este is a village and municipality in Río Negro Province in Argentina. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio Este road trip planning tool.

You can drive from El Calafate to San Antonio Este in 20 hours. You'll set off for Claromeco on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in San Antonio Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Claromeco, Argentina

Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Catedral de Tres Arroyos, explore the activities along Las 7 cascadas del Arroyo Claromeco, then take a peaceful walk through Reserva Forestal Ingeniero Paolucci, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Claromeco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Claromeco journey maker tool.

Drive from San Antonio Este to Claromeco in 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Claromeco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Happy City

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.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Punta Mogotes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Puerto de Mar del Plata, then stroll through Playa Varese, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Perla.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata holiday planner.

Drive from Claromeco to Mar del Plata in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Castillito Van Dorsser, kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, and finally cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes day trip planner.

You can fly from Mar del Plata to San Martin de los Andes in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get some historical perspective at Calle Defensa and Catedral Primada. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Palermo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and view the masterpieces at Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires journey planner.

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Uruguay travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.