19 days in Chile, Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

19 days in Chile, Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

19 days in Chile, Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
2
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 15​min
4
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  23​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Learn more about your trip

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Fragata ARA Sarmiento. Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Museo de La Plata (in La Plata), Estancia Santa Susana (in Los Cardales) and Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Museo de La Plata, Catedral de San Isidro, Estancia Santa Susana
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Baha'i, and finally see the interesting displays at La Chascona. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Museo Historico Nacional ©
Museo Historico Nacional

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo del Meteorito and Cementerio de Toconao. Explore hidden gems such as Piedras Rojas and Lagunas Altiplanicas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, get impressive views of Lascar, explore the activities along Lagunas Baltinache, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Discover how to plan a San Pedro de Atacama trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lima.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cementerio de Toconao
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Huaca Pucllana and San Isidro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Museo MATE. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay in Huaral (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, steep yourself in history at Casa de Aliaga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento La Merced, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lima online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Lima takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Intipuncu and Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winay Wayna and Phutuq K'usi. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

Similar Plans

22 days in Chile & Uyuni BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Argentina, Brazil & Cape Town BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Colombia, Peru & Antofagasta BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in South America BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Asia & South America BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Lima BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans