20 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Uberlandia, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 1 day
Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  14​h
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h
6
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
9
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Uberlandia, Brazil

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.
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and San Francisco Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Santiago to go to Talagante and see Vina Undurraga, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Chascona, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner .

Uberlandia, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uberlandia to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus 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

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, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Valparaiso trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Vina del Mar on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, step into the grandiose world of Wulff Castle, and then stroll through Reñaca.

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Vina del Mar is just a stone's throw from Valparaiso. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Chandon, and finally make a trip to Antigua Bodega Giol.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Vina del Mar to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vina del Mar to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vina del Mar in March, expect nights in Mendoza to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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.
Visit Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Lujan for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Parque 3 de Febrero and Playa La Balandra. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Estancia Santa Susana (in Los Cardales), Museo de La Plata (in La Plata) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Isidro, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and see the interesting displays at Centro Ana Frank.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa La Balandra, Catedral de San Isidro, Estancia Santa Susana, Museo de La Plata, Reserva Natural Urbana
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
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 find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 a sense of the local culture at Pizzorno Family Estates and Pittamiglio"s Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Balneario Kiyu and Ramirez Beach. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Costa Llana Reserva in San Jose de Mayo--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historia Del Arte MuHAr.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Costa Llana Reserva, Balneario Kiyu, Pizzorno Family Estates
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Achiras Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time 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 Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Valizas, Rocha
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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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa el Emir, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Mansa, stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pinares.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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