19 days in Argentina & Santiago Metropolitan Region Itinerary

19 days in Argentina & Santiago Metropolitan Region Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina & Santiago Metropolitan Region Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Salta, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Tigre, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
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: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, admire the masterpieces at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta online trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Salta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in October: highs in Salta hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Didactico de la Gesta Guemesiana y Gaucha
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

4
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.
Explore El Calafate's surroundings by going to Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Salta to El Calafate takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Salta in November, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Tigre.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
Tigre, Argentina

Tigre ©
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Explore Tigre's surroundings by going to San Antonio de Areco (Museo Draghi, Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes, & more), Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan) and Vuela (in General Rodriguez). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de arte Tigre, look for gifts at La Boutique Del Libro, examine the collection at Minka-Museo de Arte Moderno La Casa de Japon, and get outside with Delta El Tigre.

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

You can fly from El Calafate to Tigre in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in November, you will find days in Tigre are much hotter (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Tigre

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Antonio de Areco, Basilica de Lujan, Vuela, Minka-Museo de Arte Moderno La Casa de Japon, La Boutique Del Libro
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Vuela ©
Vuela
Museo de arte Tigre ©
Museo de arte Tigre
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua ©
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Tigre to Santiago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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