57 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

57 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Iquique, Chile
— 16 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz, Chile
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive to Carriel Sur Airport, Fly to Mocopulli Airport
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Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to Brigadier Antonio Parodi Airport, Drive to El Hoyo
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El Hoyo, Argentina
— 1 night
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Esquel, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Dos Pozos, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Gregorio, Chile
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Iquique, Chile

— 16 nights
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pica (Complejo Termal Pica, Valle de Los Dinosaurios, &more), Geisers of Puchuldiza (in Colchane) and Santuario de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen de la Tirana (in Pozo Almonte). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha, and go for a walk through Costanera.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Iquique travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Iquique is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Iquique, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Iquique to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, explore the striking landscape at Orongo, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanga Roa itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Santiago: ponder the world of politics at La Moneda, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Lazaro, and walk around Araucano Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Chile

— 3 nights
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol) and Salinas de Cahuil (in Pichilemu). The adventure continues: do a tasting at MontGras and examine the collection at Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz road trip app.

Drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Chile

— 4 nights
The capital of the province of Biobio, Los Angeles serves as a gateway to some of the region's most captivating natural sights, including mountains, a large volcano, protected national reserves, and waterfalls.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta (in Angol) and Parroquia San Sebastian (in Yumbel). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Pinto, head outdoors with Saltos del Laja, try to win big at Gran Casino Los Angeles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Los Angeles.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

Castro, Chile

— 5 nights
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Castro: Isla Aucar (in Quemchi) and Ancud (Pinguineras & Fuerte San Antonio). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, and don't miss a visit to Costanera.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Castro trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Castro. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Castro reach 67°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Hoyo.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

El Hoyo, Argentina

— 1 night
El Hoyo is a village and municipality in Chubut Province in southern Argentina. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lago Puelo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Hoyo road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Castro to El Hoyo with the Route module. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Esquel.

Things to do in El Hoyo

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Esquel, Argentina

— 2 nights
Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, then don't miss a visit to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional Molino Andes.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Esquel journey planner.

You can drive from El Hoyo to Esquel in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Esquel

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 7th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Town of Gaiman and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan trip to Puerto Madryn with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Esquel to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dos Pozos.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Dos Pozos, Argentina

— 3 nights
On the 9th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dos Pozos trip builder.

You can drive from Puerto Madryn to Dos Pozos in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Dos Pozos are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to San Gregorio.

Things to do in Dos Pozos

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

San Gregorio, Chile

— 2 nights
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Pali Aike.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gregorio trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Dos Pozos to San Gregorio takes 15 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dos Pozos in March, with highs in San Gregorio at 63°F and lows at 42°F. You will leave for Ushuaia on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in San Gregorio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, tour in style with a train tour, step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia visit planning site.

You can drive from San Gregorio to Ushuaia in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Gregorio in March: highs in Ushuaia hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.

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.