32 days in Bolivia, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

32 days in Bolivia, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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32 days in Bolivia, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Arica, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Shuttle:  8​h
9
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
10
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  7​h 45​min
11
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
13
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Munich, Germany

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon and then make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Potosi, then have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, and then don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz online journey planner .

Omsk, Russia to La Paz is an approximately 38-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Omsk to La Paz. Traveling from Omsk in November, things will get much warmer in La Paz: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 27th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Uyuni trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from La Paz in November, plan for little chillier days in Uyuni, with highs around 12°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

1
night
Arica, Chile

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Parque Nacional Lauca has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lauca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Momias Chinchorro, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Laucho Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arica trip app .

Getting from Uyuni to Arica by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arica

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Lauca ©
Parque Nacional Lauca
El Laucho Beach ©
El Laucho Beach
Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa ©

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atacama Desert Stargazing. On the 28th (Thu), join in the after-dark buzz at Atacama Desert Stargazing, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, and finally browse the collection at Libreria Del Desierto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of car and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You've now added Rapa Nui National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui National Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena Beach.

Plan a Hanga Roa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, Hanga Roa is warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Anakena ©
Anakena
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Ahu Tahai ©
Ahu Tahai

3
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santiago driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Mendoza with a short trip to Reserva Natural Villavicencio in Las Heras, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Cepas Winery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza. December in Mendoza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Reserva Natural Villavicencio
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Otto. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, and revel in the low prices at Chocolate Patagonico.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in December: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Grey as well as Torres del Paine National Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Grey and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torres del Paine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Madre Roca Patagonia.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip app .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, you will find days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey

2
nights
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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, then see the interesting displays at Salesian Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, Punta Arenas is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART), 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 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Cataratas del Iguazu has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and finally explore and take pictures at Wanda Mines.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park route planning app .

Fly from Ushuaia to Iguazu National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in December: high temperatures in Iguazu National Park hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna Torre, Cerro Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy, and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Los Glaciares National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in December, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are colder (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). On the 24th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

El Chalten
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

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