13 days in South America Itinerary

13 days in South America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip itinerary planner

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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly to La Serena, Bus to Huasco
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Huasco, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belem, Brazil
— 1 night

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Cusco, Peru

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip app.

Belem, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belem to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Belem, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, shop like a local with Patio Bellavista, and steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Huasco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Huasco, Chile

— 2 nights
Huasco is a Chilean city and commune, in the Huasco Province, Atacama Region.The port city of Huasco is located 50 km west of Vallenar and close to the town of Huasco Bajo, which lies on the southern bank of the Huasco River and only a few km from its mouth. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Tres Playitas, experience rural life at Payantume Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and then take in the waterfront at Costanera de Huasco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huasco online day trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Huasco by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Huasco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Sat), hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Huasco to San Carlos de Bariloche in 21.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, don't miss a visit to Av. Corrientes, then take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 11°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Belem.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Belem, Brazil

— 1 night

City of Mango Trees

With its roots as the first European colony on the Amazon River, Belem has played an important part in the history of northern Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll around Mangal das Garcas, don't miss a visit to Estacao das Docas, then walk around Parque da Residencia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Belem trip builder site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Belem in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in June, with highs in Belem at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belem

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Atacama Region travel guide

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Beaches · National Parks · Nightlife