60 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 8 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cachi, Argentina
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salta, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly to Santiago, Bus to Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, Chile
— 4 nights
Bus to Santiago, Fly to Hanga Roa
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 6 nights
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Cusco, Peru

— 8 nights

Imperial City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and exploor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

San Antonio, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 45°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 7 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Museo del Meteorito and Pukara de Quitor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Cusco in November, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cachi, Argentina

— 2 nights
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Recta del Tin Tin and then stroll through Parque Nacional Los Cardones. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valle Encantado and then don't miss a visit to Cachi.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Cachi trip maker website.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Cachi in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palermo and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cachi to Buenos Aires by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 5 nights

End of the World

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Esmeralda and Lago Roca. There's much more to do: make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In November, Ushuaia is cooler than Buenos Aires - with highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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El Chalten, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Torre and Viedma Glacier. There's still lots to do: hike along Laguna de los Tres, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, get great views at Mirador del Torre, and admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Chalten online tour planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Parque Nahuelito. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, take a leisurely stroll along Isla Victoria, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Mendoza, Argentina

— 7 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Chandon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Ruca Malen and Bodega Norton. On the 13th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Pulenta Estate Winery, walk around Parque General San Martin, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December: highs in Mendoza hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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Santa Cruz, Chile

— 4 nights
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colchagua Museum and Vina Santa Cruz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vina Montes and Viu Manent. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at MontGras and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Mendoza to Santa Cruz by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santa Cruz is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mendoza in December, expect Santa Cruz to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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Hanga Roa, Chile

— 6 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Rano Raraku and Ahu Tahai. Explore hidden gems such as Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Hanga Te'e. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau and contemplate the waterfront views at Orongo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Cruz in December, you will find days in Hanga Roa are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.