31 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

31 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  36 h
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
9
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  40 h
End: Hong Kong, China

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

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Hong Kong, China to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Hong Kong in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time 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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Peninsula Valdes and Ecocentro. When in Puerto Madryn, make a side trip to see Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, approximately Trelew away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn road trip planning website.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip maker app.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 3 hours. In September in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Otto.

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Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Concha y Toro. Get outdoors at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and San Cristóbal Hill. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pukara de Quitor and Father Le Paige Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Geyser del Tatio and Atacama Desert. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

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You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Qorikancha and Centro Historico De Cusco. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Salinas de Maras in Maras--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, look for gifts at Tika Chocolates, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Cusco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

5
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.
Get outdoors at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Winay Wayna. Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Ollantaytambo and see Lucho Soler, which is approximately 5h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Choquequirao Archeological Park, take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

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