23 days in Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

23 days in Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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23 days in Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Pucon, Chile
— 3 nights
+4
bus + shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and then browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then make a trip to Patio Bellavista.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 16th (Mon), do a tasting at Concha y Toro, then do a tasting at Santa Carolina, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, then explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and then browse the different shops at Costanera Center.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner .

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 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at La Sebastiana, then take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow, then make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, then explore the ancient world of Moai, then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pucon: Villarrica (Catedral de Villarrica & Mercado Fritz). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, get outside with Sierra Nevada Aventura, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to Feria Artesanal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pucon online tour planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Valparaiso to Pucon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento de la Mano. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pucon to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©

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.
Saddle up on the 30th (Mon) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, expect Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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