58 days in Central Argentina, Northern Argentina & Chile Itinerary

58 days in Central Argentina, Northern Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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58 days in Central Argentina, Northern Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Salta, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 15​min
5
Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
7
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Santiago, Chile
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 45​min
11
Coyhaique, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
12
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Museo Del Che Guevara. Visit El Paseo Buen Pastor and Iglesia Catedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Villa Carlos Paz (Balneario Playas de Oro, Casper Un Lugar Magico, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, take in the views from Puente del Bicentenario, and view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cordoba is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cordoba. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in January: highs in Cordoba hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Museo Del Che Guevara
Highlights from your plan
Balneario Playas de Oro ©
Balneario Playas de Oro
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

7
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
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.
Puerto de Mar del Plata and Plaza del Agua will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia. Get out of town with these interesting Mar del Plata side-trips: Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar), Balneario Medanos (in Miramar) and Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Perla, admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje, go for a stroll along the water at Laguna de Mar Chiquita, and don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cordoba to Mar del Plata takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mar del Plata, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufera de mar chiquita, Playa De Pinamar, Valeria del Mar Beach, Balneario Medanos
Highlights from your plan
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
La Perla ©
La Perla

4
nights
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Escape the urban bustle at Quebrada de Humahuaca and Cerro Morado. Get some cultural insight at Pucara de Tilcara and Iglesia San Francisco de Paula. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, make a trip to Algarrobo Historico, trek along Paseo de los Colorados, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Province of Jujuy day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mar del Plata to Province of Jujuy in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mar del Plata in January: high temperatures in Province of Jujuy hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Salta.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara

4
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Do some cultural sightseeing at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta and Cathedral of Salta. Get in touch with nature at Cerro San Bernardo and Dique Cabra Corral. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Abra del Condor, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Antropologia de Salta.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salta tour planning tool .

Getting from Province of Jujuy to Salta by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Salta sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
San Bernardo Convent ©
San Bernardo Convent

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Playa Brava, then kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha, then make a trip to Plaza Prat, and finally try your luck at Casino Dreams Iquique. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Baquedano Street, then examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iquique trip maker website .

You can fly from Salta to Iquique in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to Iquique. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rano Raraku and Ahu Vinapu. Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Tahai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Anakena Beach, explore the ancient world of Ahu Akahanga, head outdoors with Ana Kai Tangata, and explore the striking landscape at Orongo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Iquique to Hanga Roa. In January in Hanga Roa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

3
nights
Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Sebastiana and Matetic Vineyard. Get outdoors at Reñaca and Playa Amarilla. Venture out of the city with trips to Vina Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca), Vina Errazuriz (in San Felipe) and Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque & Kingston Family Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Wulff Castle, pause for some photo ops at Moai, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Vina del Mar online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to Vina del Mar in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Vina del Mar due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in February, with highs in Vina del Mar at 25°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Casablanca, Playa Amarilla, Matetic Vineyards, Casa Marin Winery
Highlights from your plan
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Vina Errazuriz ©
Vina Errazuriz

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MontGras and Colchagua Museum. Step out of Santa Cruz to go to San Fernando and see Hacienda Los Lingues, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery and indulge your taste buds at Montes.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vina del Mar to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Vina del Mar in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Lyon's Bar, Vina Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Step out of the city life by going to Upscape and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Change things up with a short trip to Vina Undurraga in Talagante (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Vina Undurraga
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

4
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cueva del Milodon and Patagonia Line. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, make a trip to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), and head outdoors with Bigfoot Adventure Patagonia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bigfoot Patagonia Adventure ©
Bigfoot Patagonia Adventure
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

2
nights
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Coyhaique National Reserve. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Carretera Austral, try your luck at Casino Dreams Coyhaique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Coyhaique takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, you will find days in Coyhaique are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carretera Austral
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Carretera Austral ©
Carretera Austral

5
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

Discover how to plan a San Pedro de Atacama trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Coyhaique to San Pedro de Atacama in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Coyhaique, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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