32 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

32 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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32 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 45​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago, Chile
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Medellin, Colombia


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour planner .

Medellin, Colombia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Medellin, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor
Museo del Meteorito ©
Museo del Meteorito

12
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque), Parque Puente Nilhue (in Farellones) and Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca). Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo Colchagua, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago online driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Parque Puente Nilhue
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

14
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas), O. Fournier (in La Consulta) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). Dedicate the 7th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Mendoza sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Maipu, Canon del Atuel, Valle de Uco, O. Fournier, Bodega La Rural
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Recoleta. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, then take in the exciting artwork at Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, then take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 11°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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