56 days in South America Itinerary

56 days in South America Itinerary

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56 days in South America Itinerary

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  18​h
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Manaus, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  6​h
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
Banos, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Pasto, Colombia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Caracas, Venezuela
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h 15​min
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5
days
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, kick back and relax at Pedra do Arpoador, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Brasilia Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Dubai in September, plan for cooler days in Rio de Janeiro, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manaus.

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Copacabana Beach
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Praia de Ipanema

2
days
Manaus, Brazil

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Nature & Wildlife Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Espaco Cultural Largo de Sao Sebastiao, explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, then admire all the interesting features of Arena Amazonia, and finally make a trip to Ponte Do Rio Negro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manaus online itinerary creator.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, things will get a bit warmer in Manaus: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

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Meeting of Waters
Arena Amazonia

3
days
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park, make a trip to Paulista Avenue, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal, and view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - São Paulo.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Sao Paulo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Manaus to Sao Paulo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manaus in September, things will get slightly colder in Sao Paulo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

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Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue

2
days
Montevideo, Uruguay

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Pocitos, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Matriz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Matriz, then admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and finally don't miss a visit to Ta-Ta Mercado Agrícola.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sao Paulo to Montevideo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Montevideo reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Pocitos
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo

3
days
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
When in Iguazu National Park, make a side trip to see Wanda Mines in Wanda, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls and identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park vacation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montevideo to Iguazu National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in September, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 32°C and lows at 17°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.

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Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Wanda Mines

3
days
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 nightlife, historic sites, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Iguazu National Park in September; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Puerto Madero
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for colder days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

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2
days
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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), don't miss a visit to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, and finally don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santiago.

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Glacier Grey
Cueva del Milodon

3
days
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atacama Desert. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro vineyard in Pirque, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santiago: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

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Parks Spas Wildlife

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Atacama Desert, Concha y Toro vineyard
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Atacama Desert
Cerro Santa Lucia
Cerro San Cristobal

2
days
Hanga Roa, Chile

The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You've now added Ahu Tongariki to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ahu Akahanga, get impressive views of Rano Raraku, then don't miss a visit to Ahu Tongariki, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santiago in October since evenings lows in Hanga Roa dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

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Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena Beach

2
days
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Grietas. On the 8th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, then identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in October, with highs in Puerto Ayora at 31°C and lows at 24°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Banos.

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Las Grietas
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

2
days
Banos, Ecuador

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and then admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Mundo Verde, then contemplate the geological forces at Tungurahua, then get great views at La casa del Arbol - Mirador, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las cascadas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Banos vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Puerto Ayora to Banos takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in October, expect Banos to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pasto.

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Tungurahua
Ruta de las cascadas

2
days
Pasto, Colombia

Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Lajas Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at La Laguna de la Cocha and then admire the landmark architecture of Las Lajas Sanctuary. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Estadio Departamental Libertad, ponder the world of politics at Edificio de la Gobernacion de Narino, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Narino, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Narino, then admire the striking features of Centro historico de Pasto, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo Taminango.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pasto custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banos to Pasto takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Banos in October, you will find days in Pasto are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

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La Laguna de la Cocha
Estadio Departamental Libertad
Centro historico de Pasto

2
days
Bogota, Colombia

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate, steep yourself in history at Bolivar plaza, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and finally stroll through Parque de Usaquen. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sal, browse the collection at Biblioteca Virgilio, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral Primada.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pasto to Bogota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Pasto in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Caracas.

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Mount Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)

2
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Caracas, Venezuela

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, then wander the streets of Plaza de Altamira, then admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, and finally don't miss a visit to Paseo de Los Proceres. On your second day here, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, then head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Caracas trip planner.

Getting from Bogota to Caracas by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in October, expect Caracas to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medellin.

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Parque Nacional el Avila
Plaza de Altamira

2
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Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza Botero, meet the residents at Parque Explora, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Lleras, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Nutibara, then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Medellin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Medellin tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Caracas to Medellin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Caracas to Medellin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Caracas in October; daily highs in Medellin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

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Parque Explora
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Plaza Botero

2
days
Lima, Peru

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and finally stroll through Parque de la Reserva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Larco Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Miraflores.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Medellin to Lima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Medellin in October, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Huaca Pucllana
Parque de la Reserva

1
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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, make a trip to Machu Picchu, then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, and finally look for gifts at Artesanias.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

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Aguas Calientes
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Machu Picchu
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor

2
days
Cusco, Peru

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, then steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and finally explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Choquequirao Archeological Park, look for gifts at Hilo, then examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cusco travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

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Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
days
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, and then make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Yungas Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz travel planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Cusco to La Paz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cusco in October, with highs in La Paz at 19°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

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Valley of the Moon
Tiwanaku
Yungas Road

2
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Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
You've now added Salar de Uyuni to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and finally see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni itinerary planner.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from La Paz, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

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Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Isla Incahuasi
Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez
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