17 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Museum-lovers will appreciate La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Get in touch with nature at Cinco Oceanos Dive Center and Region IX Ltd. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, stop by Patio Bellavista, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santiago road trip planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Santiago is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Santiago, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cementerio de la Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, and make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 2 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park and Senda Costera will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia Tunel, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia tour builder app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 2 nights

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Vellon Negro.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, El Calafate is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 2 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monumento al Trabajador, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fundacion Ecocentro, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip builder.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 2 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Visiting Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and stop by Casita style cosas simples.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Argentina travel guide

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Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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