23 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

23 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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23 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart, Germany
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  25​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart, Germany


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3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Get outdoors at Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert.

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Stuttgart, Germany to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 25-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Stuttgart to San Pedro de Atacama. While traveling from Stuttgart, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

5
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 Paseo Yugoslavo for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Animita de Romualdito, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Santiago online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, Casa de Isla Negra
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Tombo and Playa El Doradillo. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro, and contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Madryn takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Puerto Madryn due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Telmo and La Boca. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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