29 days in Chile, Machu Picchu & Patagonia Itinerary

29 days in Chile, Machu Picchu & Patagonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
2
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
3
Coyhaique, Chile
— 2 nights
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
6
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
7
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Salinas de Maras and Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna. Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Ollantaytambo and see Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, which is approximately 6h 15 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, and get great views at Intipuncu.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip maker.

Ottawa, Canada to Machu Picchu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Salinas de Maras
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

5
nights
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.
Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Castillo Hidalgo for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Concha y Toro and Barrio Lastarria. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santiago journey planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Santiago

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coyhaique online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Coyhaique takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Laguna de los Tres and Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coyhaique to El Chalten in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coyhaique to El Chalten due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Otto. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip tool.

You can fly from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, and then admire the natural beauty at Plaza Sarmiento. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Route of the Seven Lakes, kick back and relax at Playa Catritre, thenstop by De la Montana, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Vulignanco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes day trip planning app.

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 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Cascada Vulignanco ©
Cascada Vulignanco

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get outdoors at Punta Tombo and Punta Pardelas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Costas de Patagonia and Playa El Doradillo. There's more to do: get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and visit Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Martin de los Andes to Puerto Madryn in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Punta Pardelas
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Punta Pardelas ©
Punta Pardelas

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