22 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

22 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

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22 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Osorno, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Azulejo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Cabildo de Montevideo, then take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre in August, expect Montevideo to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

1
night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

few
hours
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, and then take a stroll through Barrio Historico.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de Mayo and Catedral Metropolitana are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Recoleta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires holiday builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Parroquia Sagrada Familia and Faro de San Juan de Salvamento are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Museo Historico Kami. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tolhuin and see Cerro Jeujepen, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia Tunel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Merced.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia travel planning site .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tolhuin, Faro de San Juan de Salvamento
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Parroquia Sagrada Familia ©
Parroquia Sagrada Familia

1
day
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll through Puerto Madero and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Ushuaia in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia San Eduardo and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Osorno.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo

1
night
Osorno, Chile

Osorno ©
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Auto Museum Moncopulli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Mateo, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Osorno.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osorno day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Osorno takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August since evenings lows in Osorno dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Osorno

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Auto Museum Moncopulli
Highlights from your plan
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo
Auto Museum Moncopulli ©
Auto Museum Moncopulli

2
nights
Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Villarrica, then take in the natural beauty of Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo, and finally look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pucon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osorno to Pucon takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Villarrica ©
Catedral de Villarrica
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

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.
Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de La Merced for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santiago driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pucon to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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