26 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

26 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— Few hours
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 3 nights
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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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Temuco, Chile
— 1 night
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Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Guadal, Chile
— 2 nights
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower, and then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago road trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Santiago is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera
Grand Santiago Tower ©
Grand Santiago Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Puerto Varas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santiago to Puerto Varas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and finally hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and then appreciate the history behind Centro Civico.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app.

Drive from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche. While traveling from Puerto Varas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get outside with Route of the Seven Lakes, admire the natural beauty at Plaza Sarmiento, then stroll through Playa Quila Quina, and finally look for gifts at De la Montana.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Plaza Sarmiento ©
Plaza Sarmiento

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, then don't miss a visit to Feria Artesanal, and then admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): stop by Mercado Fritz, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Villarrica.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pucon trip planning website.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Temuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Mercado Fritz ©
Mercado Fritz
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

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Temuco, Chile

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco, and then don't miss a visit to Mercado Municipal de Temuco.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Temuco attractions planner.

You can drive from Pucon to Temuco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Things to do in Temuco

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol ©
Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol
Mercado Municipal de Temuco ©
Mercado Municipal de Temuco

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Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile

Villa Cerro Castillo ©
On the 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Castillo and then steep yourself in history at Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Villa Cerro Castillo trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Temuco to Villa Cerro Castillo. February in Villa Cerro Castillo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Guadal.

Things to do in Villa Cerro Castillo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Baker River and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at La Mina Escondida. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and then Head underground at Marble Cathedrals.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Guadal visit planner.

Drive from Villa Cerro Castillo to Puerto Guadal in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Guadal

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael, Baker River, Marble Cathedrals
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Baker River ©
Baker River
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael

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Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perito Moreno trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Puerto Guadal to Perito Moreno in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Hands
Cave of the Hands

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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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Perito Moreno to El Calafate takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perito Moreno in February, expect nights in El Calafate to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico

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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: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip website.

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dreams Casino as well as Isla Magdalena. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas route planner.

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Punta Arenas when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera

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