23 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Santiago Itinerary

23 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Santiago Itinerary

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23 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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 21st (Fri): wander the streets of Pocitos, make a trip to Montevideo Sign, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

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Vancouver, Canada to Montevideo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Vancouver to Montevideo due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in February; daily highs in Montevideo reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cerro San Antonio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, then snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Punta del Este vacation maker .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jose Ignacio.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

1
night
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Jose Ignacio ©
An upmarket spa town with plentiful natural sites and ecotourism, Jose Ignacio attracts an exclusive crowd with its feeling of pristine seclusion and small town charm.
On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aguas Dulces and then kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Mansa and then do a tasting at Bodega Garzon.

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Drive from Punta del Este to Jose Ignacio in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Jose Ignacio are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Jose Ignacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Garzon, Aguas Dulces
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Aguas Dulces ©
Aguas Dulces
Bodega Garzon ©
Bodega Garzon

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Jose Ignacio to Buenos Aires with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines, explore the activities along Lago Urugua-i, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and finally head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Iguazu National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Lago Urugua-i
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

3
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: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Salta trip builder app .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Salta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Iguazu National Park in March; daily highs in Salta reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ojo de Mar
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Mendoza is known for wineries, parks, nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, walk around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Mendoza sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

3
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.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago holiday planning website .

Getting from Mendoza to Santiago by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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