49 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

49 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
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Concepcion, Chile
— 2 nights
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Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Coyhaique, Chile
— 3 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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— 6 nights
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Santiago, Chile

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cajon del Maipo as well as Museo Interactivo Mirador. Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planning tool.

Arequipa, Peru to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Arequipa to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Mendoza, Argentina

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu--about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza route builder.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Mendoza sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 5 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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, get impressive views of Rano Kau, stroll through Ovahe, and don't miss a visit to Rano Raraku.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mendoza to Hanga Roa. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mendoza in October, you will find days in Hanga Roa are little chillier (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). You will leave for Concepcion on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Concepcion, Chile

— 2 nights

Cradle of Chilean Rock

Concepcion has emerged as one of the most industrialized and developed metropolises of Chile, with a population approaching 300,000 and a long history of trade and commerce centered around its main port.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca as well as Plaza Acevedo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Plaza Acevedo and then explore the world behind art at Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Concepcion trip site.

Fly from Hanga Roa to Concepcion in 9 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Concepcion, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in October; daily highs in Concepcion reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Concepcion

Museums

Pucon, Chile

— 2 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Termas Geometricas as well as Villarrica. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Villarrica.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pucon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Concepcion to Pucon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature · 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Nahuelito. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. It doesn't end there: hike along Circuito Chico and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

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Drive from Pucon to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pucon to San Carlos de Bariloche is 1 hour. In October in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Coyhaique, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Coyhaique by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Coyhaique is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife · Parks
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

— 4 nights
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 Glaciar Spegazzini. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coyhaique to Los Glaciares National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coyhaique to Los Glaciares National Park. When traveling from Coyhaique in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature · Parks

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 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.
Glacier Grey has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Grey.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nao Victoria Museo as well as Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas day trip site.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Punta Arenas when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 5 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.
You've now added Canal Beagle to your itinerary. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In November, Buenos Aires is warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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 · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.

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.