20 days in Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

20 days in Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

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20 days in Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

Start: San Antonio, Chile
Drive:  2​h
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Casablanca, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
End: Santiago, Chile

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.
La Chascona and Vina Undurraga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Sewell (in Machali) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary maker app .

San Antonio to Santiago is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Sewell, Vina Undurraga, Concha y Toro
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Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
Santa Cruz, Chile

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 29th (Fri), do a tasting at Vina Escondida de Colchagua and then learn about winemaking at OWM.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner .

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries
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OWM ©
OWM

2
nights
Casablanca, Chile

Casablanca ©
Tour the young and fast-growing wine region of Casablanca, easily accessible from Santiago and Valparaiso.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Isla Negra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Kingston Family Vineyards, do a tasting at Vina Casas del Bosque, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Lo Vasquez.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Casablanca online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in March, you will find days in Casablanca are little chillier (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, Matetic Vineyards
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Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards

5
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Museum-lovers will get to explore La Sebastiana and Palacio Baburizza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paseo Gervasoni and Paseo Yugoslavo. When in Valparaiso, make a side trip to see Playa Chica in Papudo, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo Nacional, stop by La Dulceria, contemplate the long history of Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross (1897), and don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion.

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Valparaiso is very close to Casablanca. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Playa Chica
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Museo Maritimo Nacional ©
Museo Maritimo Nacional
Palacio Baburizza ©
Palacio Baburizza

1
night
Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palacio Valle, admire the striking features of Palacio Presidencial, then try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, then step into the grandiose world of Wulff Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Moai.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vina del Mar visit planner.

Vina del Mar is very close to Valparaiso. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Wulff Castle ©
Wulff Castle

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Chandon, then do a tasting at Bodegas Lopez, and finally steep yourself in history at Antigua Bodega Giol. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes, take in the history at Templo Sagrado Corazon, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Carmelo Patti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Vina del Mar to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vina del Mar in April: highs in Mendoza hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maipu, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodegas Lopez ©
Bodegas Lopez

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Italia, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Saint Augustine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Adoracion Baha’i de Sudamerica, then make a trip to Baha'i House of Worship, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church Saint Augustine
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Church ©
San Francisco Church
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i
Vina Cousino Macul ©
Vina Cousino Macul

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