9 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

9 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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9 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
bus:  7​h
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico


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2
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: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, get great views at Sky Costanera, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Santiago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Moai, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Valparaiso day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

1
night
Mendoza, Argentina

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 30th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Mendoza is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Valparaiso in July since evenings lows in Mendoza dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally shop like a local with Puerto Madero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires itinerary tool .

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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