14 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

14 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

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14 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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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.
On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at La Chascona, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History, learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga, and then learn about winemaking at Kingston Family Vineyards.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vina Undurraga, Kingston Family Vineyards
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Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

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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 (Sun): explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally don't miss a visit to Antigua Bodega Giol. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza holiday maker .

Getting from Santiago to Mendoza by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. In December in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Trails Parks

Side Trip

Antigua Bodega Giol
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Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Antigua Bodega Giol ©
Antigua Bodega Giol

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night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in December, plan for much colder days in Cordoba, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
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Colegio Nacional de Monserrat ©
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates, then make a trip to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historia Del Arte MuHAr, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Pittamiglio's Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Gobierno, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Montevideo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Montevideo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Lujan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and finally shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Catedral de San Isidro, Museo de La Plata, Basilica de Lujan
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Socaire, take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna and then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are little chillier (29°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Andino, examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Canelillo, get outside with Canopy El Canelo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santiago sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Algarrobo, Museo Andino, Bodegas RE, Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso
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Museo Andino ©
Museo Andino
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Playa El Canelillo ©
Playa El Canelillo

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