24 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

24 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— Few hours
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puerto Octay, Chile
— Few hours
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
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Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
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Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Guadal, Chile
— 1 night
11
Chile Chico, Chile
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
14
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night

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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 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santiago day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan

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Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Varas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Puerto Varas, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Octay.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

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Puerto Octay, Chile

Puerto Octay
Puerto Octay is a town and commune located on the north shore of Llanquihue Lake in Los Lagos Region in the south of Chile. To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Octay attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to Puerto Octay takes an hour. January in Puerto Octay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Villa La Angostura on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Puerto Octay

Shopping

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Villa La Angostura, Argentina

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura day trip planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Octay to Villa La Angostura by car takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Octay to Villa La Angostura due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Octay in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Villa La Angostura: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras ©
Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then walk around Parque Nahuelito. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Cerro Otto, hike along Circuito Chico, and then appreciate the history behind Centro Civico.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 1st (Sat), get outside with Route of the Seven Lakes.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes

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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Los Pozones and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ojos del Caburga. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quillelhue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pucon planner.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Pucon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Martin de los Andes to Pucon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Los Pozones ©
Los Pozones
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

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Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II and then get impressive views of Volcan Osorno.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Varas day trip site.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II ©

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Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile

Villa Cerro Castillo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos and then take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Castillo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Villa Cerro Castillo tour app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Varas to Villa Cerro Castillo. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Varas in February since evenings lows in Villa Cerro Castillo dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Guadal.

Things to do in Villa Cerro Castillo

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos ©
Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos

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Puerto Guadal, Chile

Puerto Guadal
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at La Mina Escondida.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Guadal travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Villa Cerro Castillo to Puerto Guadal in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Guadal can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Chile Chico.

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Chile Chico, Chile

Chile Chico ©
Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Viento Cerro Las banderas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jeinimeni Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Plaza del Viento, and then explore the activities along Laguna Verde.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chile Chico attractions planner.

Drive from Puerto Guadal to Chile Chico in 2.5 hours. February in Chile Chico sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Chile Chico

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Chalten day trip planner.

Getting from Chile Chico to El Chalten by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, stop by De la Montana, then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, and finally cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes.

Planning San Martin de los Andes trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from El Chalten to San Martin de los Andes by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

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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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind Monumento de la Mano.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from San Martin de los Andes to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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

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Punta Arenas, Chile

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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, get great views at Mirador Cerro De La Cruz, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo.

Before you visit Santiago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera

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