17 days in South America Itinerary

17 days in South America Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires visit planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Pocitos, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, then visit Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, Montevideo is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Neighborhood
Ciudad Vieja
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Stanley, Falkland Islands

Stanley ©
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): shop like a local with The Harbour View Gift Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bertha's Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley vacation planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Stanley by flight takes about 14 hours. When traveling from Montevideo in August, plan for cooler days in Stanley, with highs around 4°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Bertha's Beach
4.7
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Mountain
Mount Longdon
4.8
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Beach
Surf Bay
4.9

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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.
Step out of Santiago to go to Valle Nevado and see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santiago itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Stanley to Santiago by flight takes about 11.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stanley to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Cerro Santa Lucia
4.5

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then stop by Libreria Del Desierto, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama route planner.

Fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7
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Desert
Atacama Desert
4.5

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