42 days in Auckland, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

42 days in Auckland, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly to Almirante Marco Andres Zar Airport, Drive to Puerto Rawson
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Puerto Rawson, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive to Almirante Marco Andres Zar Airport, Fly to Malvinas Argentinas Airport
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus to Temuco Airport, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Auckland tour planner.

Christchurch to Auckland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in April, plan for much hotter nights in Auckland, with lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

4
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Santiago, Chile

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.
Get some cultural insight at Templo Baha'i and Isidora Goyenechea. Explore hidden gems such as El Yeso Dam and Museo Historico Nacional. There's much more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Santiago takes 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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Valparaiso, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, explore the world behind art at Palacio Baburizza, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Mirador Lukas. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), explore the striking landscape at Concon Dunes, appreciate the history behind Moai, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross (1897), then learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paseo 21 de Mayo.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip maker website.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Visit Pukara de Quitor and Cementerio de Toconao for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Museo del Meteorito and Observatorio Etno-Astronomico. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Valparaiso in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Salta, Argentina

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio Monsenor Carlos Mariano Perez, then delve into the lush surroundings at Quebrada de San Lorenzo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, explore the striking landscape at Ojo de Mar, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de la Merced.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salta travel planner.

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, Salta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Cordoba, Argentina

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then examine the collection at Museo Historico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, then contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena.

Plan a Cordoba trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salta to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salta in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque 3 de Febrero and Lagos de Palermo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de San Isidro and Basilica de Lujan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: La Plata (Museo de La Plata & Curutchet House), San Isidro (Casa-Museo de Fernando de Alfaro & Villa Ocampo) and Parroquia San Antonio de Padua (in San Antonio de Areco). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, stop by Calle Defensa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Virgen Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cordoba to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Buenos Aires are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque, brush up on your military savvy at Museo de la Fuerza de Submarinos, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Peralta Ramos, then wander the streets of Puerto de Mar del Plata, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Agua. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Loma Santa Cecilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Divino Rostro, then take an in-depth tour of Museo historico municipal Roberto Barilli, then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, and finally make a trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mar del Plata, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Bahia Blanca.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Bahía Blanca is a city in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, and is the seat of government of Bahía Blanca Partido. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Rivadavia, then head outdoors with Parque de Mayo, then head outdoors with Ria de Bahia Blanca, and finally contemplate the long history of Estacion Bahia Blanca Sud. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Merced, steep yourself in history at Fundacion Ezequiel Martinez Estrada, get engrossed in the history at Museo y Archivo Historico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Lujan, then contemplate the long history of Ex Usina General San Martin, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Puerto de Ingeniero White.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bahia Blanca trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Mar del Plata to Bahia Blanca with the Route module. April in Bahia Blanca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Rawson.

Things to do in Bahia Blanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Puerto Rawson, Argentina

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Toninas Adventure, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional Salesiano, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Union.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rawson online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bahia Blanca to Puerto Rawson. In April in Puerto Rawson, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Rawson

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

3
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Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Provincial Legislature and Antigua Casa de Gobierno. Escape the urban bustle at Glaciar Martial and Playa Larga. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, view the masterpieces at Feria artesanal Ushuaia, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Rawson to Ushuaia with the Route module. When traveling from Puerto Rawson in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Ushuaia: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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El Chalten, Argentina

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 2nd (Sun): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, see the interesting displays at Casa Madsen Museo, head outdoors with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Amanecer en El Chalten. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Torre, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our El Chalten day trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, then kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de los Duendes, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then trek along Circuito Chico.

Before you visit San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Pucon, Chile

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortin Mapuche and Parroquia San Sebastian. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Santuario el Cani. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Villarrica and head outdoors with Sierra Nevada Aventura.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon route app.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Vina Santa Carolina. Your inner history buff will appreciate San Francisco Church and Castillo Hidalgo. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Vina Santa Rita in Buin, approximately Buin away. Explore Santiago further: take a stroll through Barrio Italia, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, and make a trip to Metro Arte Santiago.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip website.

Getting from Pucon to Santiago by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Street Cycleway and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Auckland takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Santiago to Auckland due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Auckland

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.

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.