20 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

20 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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20 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  6​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
5
Punta Arenas, Chile
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
8
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h
9
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark, United States

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, identify plant and animal life at Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve, then explore the world behind art at MATE - Mario Testino Museum, then take a stroll through Barranco, and finally make a trip to Circuito Magico del Agua.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima online attractions planner .

Miami, USA to Lima is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in November; daily highs in Lima reach 72°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods
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Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Barranco ©
Barranco

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tipon, get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, then explore the world behind art at Museo Maximo Laura, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lima in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trip

Cusco Region
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of the city life by going to Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Phutuq K'usi. Explore hidden gems such as Intipuncu and Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip website .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Phutuq K'usi ©
Phutuq K'usi

1
night
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, then make a trip to Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata), then take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Cusco

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Museo Inka ©
Museo Inka
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

few
hours
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 20th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva nacional Magallanes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon, and then get outside with Antarctica XXI.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas visit planning site .

Getting from Cusco to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cusco in November; daily highs in Punta Arenas reach 54°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Antarctica XXI ©
Antarctica XXI
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Catedral Sagrado Corazon ©
Catedral Sagrado Corazon

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cueva del Milodon and Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Get outdoors at Estancia La Peninsula and Patagonia Line. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Cueva del Milodon ©
Cueva del Milodon
Estancia La Peninsula ©
Estancia La Peninsula

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate tour planning app .

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. November in El Calafate sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Av del Libertador ©
Av del Libertador
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Chalten online trip maker .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Labiano and Museo Historico Militar. Get outdoors at Millanti Viajes and Finca Paru. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: San Rafael (Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, Museo de Ciencia Natural, & more).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from El Chalten to Mendoza by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trip

San Rafael
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Millanti Viajes ©
Millanti Viajes
Bodega Labiano ©
Bodega Labiano
Bodega Suter ©
Bodega Suter

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