30 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

30 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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30 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Aracaju, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Aracaju, Brazil

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Head to Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Museo Maximo Laurafor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (in Pisac) and Moray (in Maras). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cusco day trip tool .

Aracaju, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Aracaju to Cusco. While traveling from Aracaju, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Huaca Pucllana and Peruvian Soul will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museo Larco and Galeria Indigo. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Nacion, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lima road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Escape the urban bustle at Reñaca and Mirador Diego Portales. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa de Isla Negra and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. When in Valparaiso, make a side trip to see Isla Negra Museum House in Isla Negra, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, explore the galleries of Miel de Oveja, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lima to Valparaiso takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in June, things will get a bit cooler in Valparaiso: highs are around 18°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casa de Isla Negra
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Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Museo de Artes Visuales. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador, and fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

4
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Fundacional and Museo Carlos Alonso. Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Matervini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Valle de Uco in Tupungato (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, stroll around Parque General San Martin, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Canon del Atuel.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mendoza day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza. In June, daytime highs in Mendoza are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon del Atuel, Valle de Uco
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de los Ninos. Head to Puerto Madero and Palermofor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through San Telmo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mendoza in June since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 11°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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