60 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Salvador Itinerary

60 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Salvador Itinerary

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60 days in Santiago, San Carlos de Bariloche & Salvador Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 18 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 19 nights
Fly:  11​h
3
Salvador, Brazil
— 20 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

18
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sewell Mining Town and Vina Casa Marin Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Ski Portillo and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Turismo Campo Caballo (in Algarrobo), Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards & La Recova Vineyard), Alto Jahuel (Santa Rita Winery & Museo Andino), Vina El Principal (in Pirque), Rancagua (Iglesia San Francisco de Asis & Zipline), River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo), Vina Undurraga (in Talagante) and Machali (Bowling Sewell, Iglesia San Lorenzo, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, do a tasting at Concha y Toro Winery, and steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Santiago is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Santiago is 5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit warmer in Santiago: highs are around 83°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Machali, Pirque, San Jose de Maipo, Casablanca, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

19
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Otto and Nahuel Huapi National Park. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Carlos de Bariloche: Villa Traful (Bosque Sumergido, Mirador Lago Traful, & more), Villa La Angostura (Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL, Lago Espejo Grande, & more) and Route of the Seven Lakes (in San Martin de los Andes). On the 16th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cerro Catedral Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, explore the activities along Lago Steffen, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Santiago to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santiago in January: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 76°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Villa La Angostura, Villa Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake, Route of the Seven Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing

20
nights
Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Nosso Senhor do Bonfim church and Ordem Terceira do Carmo church will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Guarajuba Beach and Forte Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salvador: Lauro de Freitas (Busca Vida Beach, Buraquinho Beach, & more), Camacari (Barra do Jacuipe Beach & Praia da Espera), Santo Amaro (Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Purificacao Church & Monte Cristo Beach), Arembepe (Genipabu Beach, Praia do Pirui, & more), Conceicao de Salinas Beach (in Nazare) and Praia Pedra do Chapeu (in Mata de Sao Joao). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pelourinho, stroll through Ilha dos Frades, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Flamengo Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salvador trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from San Carlos de Bariloche to Salvador takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Salvador: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salvador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arembepe, Lauro de Freitas, Santo Amaro, Camacari, Conceicao de Salinas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guarajuba Beach ©
Guarajuba Beach
Vilas do Atlantico Beach ©
Vilas do Atlantico Beach
Ilha dos Frades ©
Ilha dos Frades

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