18 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night

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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca.

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Salvador, Brazil to Tierra del Fuego National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salvador in February; daily highs in Tierra del Fuego National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Nature · Parks
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Must see
Lago Roca
4.7

2
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glaciar Martial. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tierra del Fuego National Park to Ushuaia takes an hour. February in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Ushuaia Bay
4.6
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Mountain
Glaciar Martial
4.6

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten online journey planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Fitz Roy
4.9
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Must see
Laguna Torre
4.9
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Must see
Laguna Capri
4.7

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Calafate road trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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2
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Madre Roca Patagonia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Calafate in February since evenings lows in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Multi-day Tour
Madre Roca Patagonia
5.0

2
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, then see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, then head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, and finally see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Expedicion Fitz Roy.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas online tour builder.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February since evenings lows in Punta Arenas dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Palacio Sara Braun
4.3

1
night
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Fierro, choose your vessel at Pionero del Lago, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in March: highs in Puerto Montt hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Volcan Osorno
4.9
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Boat Rental
Pionero del Lago
4.2

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Puerto Montt to Santiago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, and finally see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso route site.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Reñaca
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Paseo Gervasoni
4.5

1
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Valparaiso in March, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.2
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Wildlife Area
Valle Arcoiris
4.3
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Geologic Formation
Piedras Rojas
4.7

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