8 days in Province of San Luis, Province of Mendoza & Chile Itinerary

8 days in Province of San Luis, Province of Mendoza & Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Province of San Luis, Province of Mendoza & Chile Itinerary

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Merlo, Argentina
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
San Luis, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Cordoba, Argentina

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Merlo, Argentina

Merlo ©
Offering a gentle climate in an area otherwise known for its dry conditions, Merlo has become one of Argentina's increasingly popular destinations among active vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Vinedo Fraterno and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural de Merlo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Merlo trip planner.

Cordoba to Merlo is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Luis.

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Reserva Natural de Merlo ©
Reserva Natural de Merlo

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San Luis, Argentina

San Luis ©
Sitting at the foot of the Sierra Grandes, San Luis offers a welcome set of urban attractions, as well as great access to some of the region's most popular natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Merlo to San Luis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mendoza.

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Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas ©

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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen, learn about winemaking at Bodega Catena Zapata, and then do a tasting at Bodega Lagarde.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Luis to Mendoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Mendoza are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
River Rafting & Tubing
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Valle Arcoiris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Rojas and Tebinquinche Lake. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Mendoza in April, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

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Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, then get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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