27 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

27 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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27 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Rome, Italy

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip planning tool .

Rome, Italy to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rome to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get little chillier in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Los Glaciares National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are colder (1°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see the winter wonderland with Patagonia Ski School, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
When in Mendoza, make a side trip to see Valle de Uco in Tupungato, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza journey planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July; daily highs in Mendoza reach 17°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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 20th (Mon), admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and finally admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa day trip planning website .

You can fly from Mendoza to Arequipa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza to Arequipa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in July; daily highs in Arequipa reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, and don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Paz online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to La Paz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Arequipa in July: highs in La Paz hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

2
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chullpas, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puno online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Puno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Puno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in July: highs in Puno hover around 20°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chullpas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

1
night
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 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu attractions planner .

You can drive from Puno to Machu Picchu in 11.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

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

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cerveceria Willkamayu, Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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