46 days in Argentina, Chile & Orlando Itinerary

46 days in Argentina, Chile & Orlando Itinerary

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46 days in Argentina, Chile & Orlando Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Puyuhuapi, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Futaleufu, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
12
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
13
Orlando, United States
— 12 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online vacation planner .

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Buenos Aires is minus 3 hours. In February, Buenos Aires is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo ©
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, head off the coast to Isla Martillo, and then learn more about the world around you at Acatushun Museum. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia holiday planning app .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

2
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cementerio Municipal and Faro San Isidro. Get in touch with nature at Reserva nacional Magallanes and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip planner .

Getting from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. In February in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
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Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Faro San Isidro ©
Faro San Isidro

4
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Get some cultural insight at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and La Tehuelche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Glaciar Amalia. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Patagonia Line.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Museums Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get outside with Enjoy!, learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and finally make a trip to Avenida Libertador.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate sightseeing planner .

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
On the 4th (Wed), look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip maker site .

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

4
nights
Villa Cerro Castillo, Chile

Villa Cerro Castillo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Senderos Patagonia - Day Adventures and Cerro Castillo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turismo Puerto Cristal and Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos. Step out of Villa Cerro Castillo to go to Puerto Ingeniero Ibanez and see Embarcadero Puerto Ibanez, which is approximately 46 minutes away.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Villa Cerro Castillo trip website .

You can drive from El Chalten to Villa Cerro Castillo in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Villa Cerro Castillo. In March in Villa Cerro Castillo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. You'll set off for Puyuhuapi on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Villa Cerro Castillo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aisen Region, Turismo Puerto Cristal, Embarcadero Puerto Ibanez
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Cerro Castillo ©
Cerro Castillo
Turismo Puerto Cristal ©
Turismo Puerto Cristal
Museo Escuela - Paredón Las Manos ©

2
nights
Puyuhuapi, Chile

Puyuhuapi ©
A peaceful village sitting between the sea and snowy mountains, Puyuhuapi provides convenient access to Parque Nacional Queulat and Termas de Puyuhuapi hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head outdoors with Parque Nacional Queulat. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sendero Bosque Encantado, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ventisquero Colgante, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero Padre Garcia.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puyuhuapi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Villa Cerro Castillo to Puyuhuapi takes 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Futaleufu.

Things to do in Puyuhuapi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Sendero Bosque Encantado
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Parque Nacional Queulat ©
Parque Nacional Queulat

2
nights
Futaleufu, Chile

Futaleufu ©
Futaleufú is a Chilean town and commune located in Northern Patagonia, specifically in Palena Province, Los Lagos Region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stroll through Piedra del Aguila.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Futaleufu online travel route planner .

You can drive from Puyuhuapi to Futaleufu in 4.5 hours. In March in Futaleufu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Futaleufu

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Piedra del Aguila ©
Piedra del Aguila
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Refugio Frey. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Playa Bonita. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Colonia Suiza and see Berlina Patagonia Brewery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche. In March, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Berlina Patagonia Brewery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Pucon, Chile

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pucon trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Visiting San Cristóbal Hill and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Vina Santa Rita and Vina Undurraga. Venture out of the city with trips to Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards & Bodegas RE). Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church, learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina, and wander the streets of Barrio Italia.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner .

You can drive from Pucon to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina Santa Rita, Vina Undurraga
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Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Visit Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach for some beach relaxation. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: St. Augustine (Memorial Presbyterian Church & The Ximenez-Fatio House), Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Orlando takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santiago to Orlando, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Crystal River, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Stetson Mansion
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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