20 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
2
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
3
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 1 day
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
6
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
8
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
9
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night

4
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.
Let the collections at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and San Francisco Church. Change things up with a short trip to Vina Undurraga in Talagante (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i, see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Nacional.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santiago road trip planning tool.

Uberlandia, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uberlandia to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador

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.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Valparaiso day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Valparaiso are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Vina del Mar on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, thenstep into the grandiose world of Wulff Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vina del Mar tour website.

Vina del Mar is very close to Valparaiso. In March, daily temperatures in Vina del Mar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Wulff Castle ©
Wulff Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Pingos Horse Riding, thendo a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, thendo a tasting at Bodega Chandon, and finally contemplate the long history of Antigua Bodega Giol.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vina del Mar to Mendoza in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Vina del Mar to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vina del Mar, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trip

Antigua Bodega Giol
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Antigua Bodega Giol ©
Antigua Bodega Giol

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque 3 de Febrero and Puerto Madero. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Natural Urbana and Playa La Balandra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan), Museo de La Plata (in La Plata) and Estancia Santa Susana (in Los Cardales). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and see the interesting displays at Centro Ana Frank.

Plan trip to Buenos Aires with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Playa La Balandra, Catedral de San Isidro, Reserva Natural Urbana, Museo de La Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Wineries
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3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Castillo Pittamiglio. Get in touch with nature at Balneario Kiyu and Ramirez Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Costa Llana Reserva (in San Jose de Mayo) and Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia del Arte - MuHAr.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montevideo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Costa Llana Reserva, Pizzorno Family Estates, Balneario Kiyu
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

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nights
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Grande, thensteep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Achiras Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas and then identify plant and animal life at Bosque de Ombues.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocha, Valizas
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Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Las Achiras Beach ©
Las Achiras Beach

1
night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Emir, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, thenexamine the collection at Museo del Mar, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, thenkick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, and then stroll through Playa Pinares.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este. March in Punta del Este sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Punta Ballena
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Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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