21 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

21 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

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21 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly:  23​h
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 15​min
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sofia, Bulgaria


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2
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Pocitos, don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo trip builder app .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Montevideo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Uruguay Time (UYT) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Sofia in January, things will get much warmer in Montevideo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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.
On the 31st (Fri), take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Montevideo in January, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Iguazu, then identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, and then take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Iguazu, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Iguazu Falls
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca and then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip planning app .

Fly from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
La Boca
La Boca
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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.
You've added Climbing Tours, Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, Upsala Glacier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Estancia Cristina, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip maker tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in February: highs in El Calafate hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Climbing Tours, Viedma Glacier, Glaciar Huemul, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, explore the activities along Laguna Sucia, then make a trip to Viedma Glacier, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip tool .

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Grey. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey, then don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) travel itinerary planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Punta Arenas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Punta Arenas. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park and then explore the activities along Canal Beagle. On your second day here, trek along Glacier Martial, don't miss a visit to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia route app .

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Palermo and then get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Museo Caminito, snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in February; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palermo ©
Palermo
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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