22 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

22 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palermo, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Museo Benito Quinquela Martin, and other attractions you added.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires tour planning website.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mendoza, Argentina

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Museo Fundacional, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Cordoba, Argentina

— 1 night

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba route site.

You can fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 nights

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.
Glacier Martial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial and then view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ushuaia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in December: highs in Ushuaia hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. You'll set off for El Calafate on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 nights
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 Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Pingo Salvaje to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trot along with Pingo Salvaje.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip maker.

Take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from El Calafate in December, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Punta Arenas on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours · Outdoors
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Punta Arenas, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Isla Magdalena, Museo Regional De Magallanes, Monumento Puerto Del Hambre, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal and make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas vacation builder website.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, Punta Arenas is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. You'll set off for Santiago on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, Costanera Center, Museo de la Moda, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.