29 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

29 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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29 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
6
Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Catena Zapata. Explore hidden gems such as Canon del Atuel and Bodega La Azul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodega Corazon del Sol (in Los Sauces). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen and get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Mendoza is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bodega Corazon del Sol, Canon del Atuel, Casa El Enemigo
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Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

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.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Miraflores, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Historico de Lima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally wander the streets of Barranco.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip builder .

Fly from Mendoza to Lima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Lima is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mendoza in November: highs in Lima hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Barranco ©
Barranco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, then stop by Mapi Art, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 3rd (Thu) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November in Cusco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Spas

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Mi Teleferico, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read La Paz online tour builder .

Getting from Cusco to La Paz by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. In December, La Paz is little chillier than Cusco - with highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

3
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Escape the urban bustle at La Maja and Climbing Tours. Get some cultural insight at La Recoleta and General Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, look for gifts at Inca Pallay Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco, and take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad.

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

You can fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in December: high temperatures in Sucre hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo

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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Palermo. Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo Soho, stop by Dos Semillas, and make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires travel planner.

You can fly from Sucre to Buenos Aires in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sucre in December: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Get outdoors at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isla Victoria, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in December: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

5
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Lago Roca. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Senda Pampa Alta. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

Planning Ushuaia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December: highs in Ushuaia hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

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