15 days in South America Itinerary

15 days in South America Itinerary

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Start: Varginha, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 30 min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Drive:  16 h 45 min
End: Varginha, Brazil

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

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Varginha, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Varginha to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama. Get outdoors at Piedras Rojas and Tebinquinche Lake. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

1
night
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and then look for all kinds of wild species at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to San Carlos de Bariloche is 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

1
night
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial and then stroll through Ushuaia Bay. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and then don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Candelaria, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and then admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Jose Ignacio.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Punta del Este takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, you will find days in Punta del Este are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Recoleta, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. November in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

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night
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with San Jose Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Encarnacion road trip site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Encarnacion by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Encarnacion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay ©

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