15 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Mexico City Itinerary

15 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Mexico City Itinerary

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15 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico


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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planning tool .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro vineyard in Pirque (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santiago, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), browse the exhibits of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Santiago to Mexico City in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santiago in January; daily highs in Mexico City reach 24°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Food Tours
National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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