We are 4 adults who are flying from Toronto, Canada to Santiago, Chile in October. We land at Santiago airport at midnight and plan on staying at a hotel near the central bus station, so that we can head out to Mendoza first thing in the morning. As we arrive very late the first night, we really only have 7 nights to split between Santiago and Mendoza.
Seeing as the bus takes 6-8 hours, how many nights should we spend in each city? Is Mendoza really quiet and uninteresting after you have taken in enough wine tastings?
Our options are (not counting first night after flight):
2 nights Mendoza, 5 nights Santiago OR
3 nights Mendoza, 4 nights Santiago. Please advise! First time to both destinations!