18 days in Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

18 days in Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
2
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 5 nights
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights

4
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Petrohué Waterfalls in Puerto Varas (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, browse the different shops at Mall Paseo Costanera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Puerto Montt.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Montt itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Montt can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Varas
Highlights from your plan
Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and finally look for gifts at Krea Noe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the galleries of La Tehuelche.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Montt in November, plan for slightly colder days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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