17 days in South America Itinerary

17 days in South America Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 3 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and then admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, examine the collection at La Chascona, then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

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

Vancouver, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Santiago, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
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 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gypsy Cove, steep yourself in history at Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, then stroll the grounds of Memorial Wood, and finally stroll through Bluff Cove Lagoon. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Stanley Military Cemetery, kick back and relax at Surf Bay, then explore the galleries of Falkland Islands Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Whalebone Arch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stanley journey maker.

Fly from Santiago to Stanley in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Stanley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bluff Cove Lagoon ©
Bluff Cove Lagoon
Cape Pembroke Lighthouse ©
Cape Pembroke Lighthouse
Falkland Islands Museum ©
Falkland Islands Museum

2
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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 (Thu): stop by Pocitos, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Stanley to Montevideo takes 14 hours. Traveling from Stanley in February, expect nights in Montevideo to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
Maldonado, Uruguay

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pinares, then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and finally get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montoya, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Colorada.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maldonado day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montevideo to Maldonado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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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, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Getting from Maldonado to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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