25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

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 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), then examine the collection at La Chascona, then buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online itinerary planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Santiago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vina del Mar.

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Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Wulff Castle, then try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca. On your second day here, look for gifts at Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then admire the striking features of Quinta Vergara, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally make a trip to Costanera.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vina del Mar trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo Nacional and then stop by La Dulceria.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso online travel planner.

Valparaiso is just a stone's throw from Vina del Mar. October in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Puerto Montt.

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Military Museum
Museo Maritimo Nacional
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Dulceria
4.7

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Angelmo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Montt itinerary maker.

You can fly from Valparaiso to Puerto Montt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in October, with highs in Puerto Montt at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Beach
Angelmo
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Bonita and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Almacen de Vinos and Delicias de la Patagonia. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura to see Benroth Chocolates about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Circuito Chico, make a trip to Centro Civico, and look for gifts at Evo Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder website.

You can drive from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Montt in October, San Carlos de Bariloche is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

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Beach
Playa Bonita
4.2
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
4.6
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Department Store
Delicias de la Patagonia
4.9

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 11th (Mon), take a tour by water with Estancia Cristina. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Puerto de Frutos, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip maker.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de la Plata and Calle Defensa. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Balneario Costa Bonita (in Necochea) and Peru Beach (in Acassuso). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take a stroll through Recoleta, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in October: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

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Must see
Puerto Madero
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally stroll through Playa Ferrando. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Granja Colonia, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antik Objetos con Alma.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. October in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

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Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Antique Store
Antik Objetos con Alma
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Neighborhood
Plaza Mayor
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Neighborhood
Barrio Historico
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Brava and Iglesia Candelaria. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Playa de Punta del Diablo (in Rocha), Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Faro Cabo Santa Maria (in La Paloma). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, and stop by Punta Shopping.

Start your trip to Punta del Este by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in October, expect nights in Punta del Este to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at 1972 Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then kick back and relax at Cuchilla alta.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Specialty Museum
1972 Museum
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Flea Market
Mercado del Puerto
3.7

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