45 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

45 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Valdivia, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
You've now added Palermo to your itinerary. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

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Tucson, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 4 hours. Traveling from Tucson in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Buenos Aires, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 3 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Step out of Iguazu National Park to go to Puerto Libertad and see Lago Urugua-i, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): visit Calle Defensa and then visit Puerto Madero.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 nights

End of the World

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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 53°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Tribus Del Sur and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate online journey planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, El Calafate is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and finally get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten attractions site.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 nights
See even more of El Calafate: head outdoors with Enjoy!, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and experience the excitement of Estancia 25 de Mayo.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Calafate, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 5 nights
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: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Traveling from El Calafate in March, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

El Calafate, Argentina

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate tour itinerary site.

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in El Calafate. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and get great views at Cerro Otto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Valdivia, Chile

— 5 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Step out of Valdivia to go to Niebla and see Casa del Castellano, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, make a trip to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, and get outside with Parque Saval.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Valdivia journey planner.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Valdivia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Valdivia can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 4 nights

City of the Island Hills

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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour planner.

Getting from Valdivia to Santiago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Valparaiso, Chile

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), steep yourself in history at Edificio Luis Cousino, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at La Sebastiana, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso trip maker app.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

City of the Island Hills

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at La Moneda, visit Barrio Bellavista, and then stop by Vinomio.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip planner.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, enjoy the sand and surf at Ovahe, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In April in Hanga Roa, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

City of the Island Hills

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago is 2 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 day

Queen of La Plata

On the 14th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online travel route planner.

Getting from Santiago to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks · Historic Sites

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Easter Island travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Ruins · Volcanos
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.