27 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

27 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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27 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Moscow, Russia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Chile Chico, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Coyhaique, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Queulat National Park, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Futaleufu, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
13
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Moscow, Russia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

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Moscow, Russia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Buenos Aires is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Moscow in December, things will get much warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, then head off the coast to Isla Bridges, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, then examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect Ushuaia to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park holiday planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by El Galpon de Don Emilio.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Shopping

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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, museums, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Mano, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for little chillier nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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

3
nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten journey planner.

Drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chile Chico.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chile Chico journey maker app .

You can drive from El Chalten to Chile Chico in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Chile Chico sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Chile Chico

Tours Outdoors Parks

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night
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coyhaique trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Chile Chico to Coyhaique in 5 hours. Traveling from Chile Chico in January, Coyhaique is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Queulat National Park.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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night
Queulat National Park, Chile

Queulat National Park
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Encantado.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Queulat National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Coyhaique to Queulat National Park with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Futaleufu.

Things to do in Queulat National Park

Nature Parks

1
night
Futaleufu, Chile

Futaleufu ©
Futaleufú is a Chilean town and commune located in Northern Patagonia, specifically in Palena Province, Los Lagos Region. On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Espejo, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Futaleufu River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Futaleufu tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Queulat National Park to Futaleufu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Futaleufu

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Futaleufu River ©
Futaleufu River
Laguna Espejo ©
Laguna Espejo
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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nights
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 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip tool .

Traveling by car from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Independencia and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary app .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Iguazu.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Puerto Iguazu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Palermo and then ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, look for gifts at La casa del dulce de leche PLAZA DORREGO, take a stroll through San Telmo, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip site .

Getting from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palermo ©
Palermo
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

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