25 days in Chile, San Carlos de Bariloche & Ushuaia Itinerary

25 days in Chile, San Carlos de Bariloche & Ushuaia Itinerary

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Frutillar, Chile
— 4 nights
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Castro, Chile
— 3 nights
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Bus to Puerto Varas, Shuttle to Puerto Montt, Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Chocolates Rapanui, trot along with Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and play a few rounds at Llao Llao Golf.

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Mexico City, Mexico to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mexico City to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Frutillar.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Frutillar, Chile

— 4 nights

City of Music

Known mostly for its annual music festivals, Frutillar sits on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Colonial Aleman and Quesos Chiriuco. There's much more to do: make a trip to Muelle Frutillar, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, glide peacefully along the water with Kayak Del Lago, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Forestal Edmundo Winkler.

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You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Frutillar in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Frutillar: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Frutillar

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Castro, Chile

— 3 nights
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe and then stop by Origenes. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, then examine the collection at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

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Traveling by bus from Frutillar to Castro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December in Castro, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Castro

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 3 nights
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 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Tehuelche, and finally stop by Krea Noe.

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You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Castro to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Castro, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Nature

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nao Victoria Museo and Centro Artesanal. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Sagrado Corazon and Cementerio Municipal are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, view the masterpieces at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

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Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Punta Arenas when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Antigua Casa de Gobierno and then hunt for treasures at Paseo de los Artesanos Enriqueta Gastelumendi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, buy something for everyone on your list at Foto Center, and then stop by Honecker El Chocolate de Ushuaia.

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Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.