57 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

57 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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57 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Iquique, Chile
— 16 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
El Hoyo, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Esquel, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Dos Pozos, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
12
San Gregorio, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
13
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  19​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

16
nights
Iquique, Chile

Iquique ©
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 Santuario de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen de la Tirana (in Pozo Almonte), Pica (Complejo Termal Pica, Valle de Los Dinosaurios, & more) and Pisagua (Parroquia San Pedro de Pisagua & Monolito Centenario). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura, kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha, admire the landmark architecture of Ruta Patrimonial, and get outside with Iquique WIngs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iquique day trip planning tool .

New York City, USA to Iquique is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Iquique. You'll set off for Santiago on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pica, Pisagua, Geisers of Puchuldiza, Santuario de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen de la Tirana
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Iquique to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
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, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, kick back and relax at Playa Ovahe, and stroll through Anakena Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Enjoy Santiago some more: ponder the world of politics at La Moneda, walk around Parque Araucano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Lazaro.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
River Rafting & Tubing
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

3
nights
Santa Cruz, Chile

Santa Cruz ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas de Cahuil (in Pichilemu) and Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery and see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in February, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lolol, Salinas de Cahuil
Highlights from your plan
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum

4
nights
Los Angeles, Chile

Los Angeles ©
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). The adventure continues: get outside with Saltos del Laja, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Los Angeles, stroll around Plaza Pinto, and explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta, Parroquia San Sebastian
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Saltos del Laja ©
Saltos del Laja
Plaza Pinto ©
Plaza Pinto

5
nights
Castro, Chile

Castro ©
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.
Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Ancud (Pinguineras & Fuerte San Antonio) and Isla Aucar (in Quemchi). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Castro takes 8.5 hours. 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

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Ancud, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Chiloe National Park, Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar

1
night
El Hoyo, Argentina

El Hoyo ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Parque Nacional Lago Puelo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our El Hoyo trip planner.

You can drive from Castro to El Hoyo in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. 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

Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo ©
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo

2
nights
Esquel, Argentina

Esquel ©
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), take in the awesome beauty at Parque Nacional Los Alerces. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, make a trip to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional Molino Andes.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Esquel travel planner .

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

Things to do in Esquel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trevelin
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Alerces ©
Parque Nacional Los Alerces

2
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn route builder site .

Drive from Esquel to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Dos Pozos.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Dos Pozos, Argentina

Dos Pozos ©
On the 9th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dos Pozos tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Dos Pozos takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to San Gregorio.

Things to do in Dos Pozos

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

2
nights
San Gregorio, Chile

San Gregorio ©
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Pali Aike.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Gregorio driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dos Pozos to San Gregorio in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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'll set off for Ushuaia on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in San Gregorio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Pali Aike ©
Parque Nacional Pali Aike
Faro Punta Delgada ©
Faro Punta Delgada

5
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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 Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, head off the coast to Isla Martillo, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia travel route planning tool .

You can drive from San Gregorio to Ushuaia in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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