23 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

23 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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23 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  30​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
San Jose de Maipo, Chile
— 2 nights
5
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cafayate, Argentina
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  13​h
9
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
11
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, and then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site .

Cardiff, UK to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Cardiff in June, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

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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.
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda, and finally see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

Before you visit El Calafate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of The Condors Nests. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torres del Paine National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) journey planning site .

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from El Calafate in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Jose de Maipo.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

2
nights
San Jose de Maipo, Chile

San Jose de Maipo ©
Long an oasis for residents of Santiago in need of some fresh air, San Jose de Maipo draws visitors from all four corners of the world.
Cajon del Maipo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Panul Community Park, do a tasting at Concha y Toro, then learn about winemaking at Alyan the Wine Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Ex-Tren Militar del Cajon de Maipo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Gran Mineria de Cobre, then contemplate the long history of Sewell, and then explore the striking landscape at San Francisco Glacier.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Jose de Maipo itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to San Jose de Maipo with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to San Jose de Maipo is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in San Jose de Maipo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose de Maipo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Machali, Pirque, Panul Community Park, Ex-Tren Militar del Cajon de Maipo
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Panul Community Park ©
Panul Community Park
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Sewell ©
Sewell

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night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque del Kempes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, pause for some serene contemplation at Society of Jesus Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of Candonga, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Jose de Maipo to Cordoba. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. When traveling from San Jose de Maipo in June, plan for little chillier days in Cordoba, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

1
night
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take in the dramatic natural features at Alemania, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ojo de Mar, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salta trip planner .

You can fly from Cordoba to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Ojo de Mar
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Alemania ©
Alemania
Horseback Riding Tours

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day
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Los Castillos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Domingo Molina, then take in the dramatic natural features at Las Ventanas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cafayate trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Salta to Cafayate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wineries
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos
Bodega Domingo Molina ©
Bodega Domingo Molina

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, then explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Piedras.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Cafayate to San Pedro de Atacama in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cafayate to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Tipon and Spas. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Moray in Maras, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas and identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cusco road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray
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Horseback Riding Tours
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Moray ©
Moray

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, stop by Artesanias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, experience the excitement of Samay Spa, then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

Find out how to plan Machu Picchu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Lima, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento La Merced, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then get to know the fascinating history of San Isidro, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

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