35 days in South America Itinerary

35 days in South America Itinerary

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35 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
bus:  12​h
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
Tacna, Peru
— Few hours
bus:  4​h
Arica, Chile
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
flight:  4​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  10​h 30​min
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 30​min
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
days
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.
Lima is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Jorge Chávez International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toArequipa.

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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

2
days
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia la Merced, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Agustin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip planner .

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, Arequipa is a bit cooler than Lima - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. You will leave for Tacna on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Arequipa

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Colca Canyon
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Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Monasterio de Santa Catalina ©
Monasterio de Santa Catalina

few
hours
Tacna, Peru

Tacna
Located close to Peru's border with Chile, Tacna stands as the capital of the Tacna Region and represents one of the most populous urban areas in the country.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tacna trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Tacna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Tacna is somewhat warmer than Arequipa - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Arica on the 25th (Wed).

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0
days
Arica, Chile

Arica
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Arica trip planner .

Getting from Tacna to Arica by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tacna to Arica due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Arica can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Santiago on the 26th (Thu).

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3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Barrio Bellavista. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barrio Italia and Plaza de la Constitucion. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, ponder the world of politics at Ex Congreso Nacional, make a trip to Metro Arte Santiago, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago holiday maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Arica to Santiago in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Mendoza.

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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

3
days
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 BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS JEAN RIVIER and Catedral San Rafael Arcangel. Take a break from Mendoza with a short trip to Cerro Victoria in San Rafael, about 54 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip app .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Mendoza in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Mendoza is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trip

San Rafael
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BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS JEAN RIVIER ©
BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS JEAN RIVIER
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel ©
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel

4
days
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Circuito Chico has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes. Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Lago Espejo Grande in Villa La Angostura, about 1h 40 min away.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 12°C and lows about 1°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande

2
days
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Lago Argentino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
days
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia attractions planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in May, Ushuaia is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Nature, #Parks

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Lago Roca
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

4
days
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 La Boca and Recoleta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de San Isidro and Las Costanera Publica. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, and get a sense of history and politics at The Pink House.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip maker website .

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trips

Catedral de San Isidro, Las Costanera Publica
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar ©
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
La Boca
La Boca

1
day
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Foz do Iguacu trip maker app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Foz do Iguacu by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Foz do Iguacu are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 21st (Mon), you're off toBuenos Aires.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Triple Frontier ©
Triple Frontier

1
day
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Plaza San Martin.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Side Trips

Barco Bruma, Catedral de San Isidro
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Barco Bruma ©
Barco Bruma
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

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