39 days in Peru, Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

39 days in Peru, Argentina & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
4
Trelew, Argentina
— 1 night
5
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
7
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
9
Ica, Peru
— 3 nights

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Historico de Lima. Get some cultural insight at Museo Larco and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Miraflores, walk around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, visit Barranco, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lima online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Lima is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Lima is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Lima to be warmer, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inca Trail as well as Rainbow Mountain Peru. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Let the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Salinas de Maras about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online tour planner.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Cusco dip to °C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

5
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laguna Torre and Casa Madsen Museo. Take a break from the city and head to Fitz Roy and Laguna Capri. Change things up with these side-trips from El Chalten: El Calafate (Upsala Glacier & Rios de Hielo). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cusco to El Chalten in 21.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cusco to El Chalten. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

El Calafate, Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

1
night
Trelew, Argentina

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de Los Altares, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Union, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Pueblo de Luis, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trelew trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Chalten to Trelew. In July, daytime highs in Trelew are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Trelew

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Union
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Valle de Los Altares ©
Valle de Los Altares
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Museo Pueblo de Luis ©
Museo Pueblo de Luis

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, and then steep yourself in history at The Town of Gaiman. On the next day, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Trelew to Puerto Madryn takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

5
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.
Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Recoleta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip app.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

3
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Get outdoors at Iguazu Falls and Salto Bernabe Mendez. Step out of Puerto Iguazu to go to Iguazu National Park and see Salto San Martin, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu, and look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu holiday site.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect nights in Puerto Iguazu to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Relax by the water at Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. Get outdoors at Praia de Ipanema and Pedra do Arpoador. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Imperial Museum (in Petropolis), Igreja Sao Lourenco (in Niteroi) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo). There's lots more to do: take a memorable ride with Sugarloaf Mountain, view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, don't miss a visit to Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rio de Janeiro when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ica.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Imperial Museum, Igreja Sao Lourenco, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

3
nights
Ica, Peru

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buggy Huacachina. Step out of the city life by going to Supay Beach and Playa Roja. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Regional Museum of Ica and Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino.. Step out of Ica with an excursion to The Chandelier in Paracas--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Tacama and explore the activities along Laguna De Huacachina.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ica attractions planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio de Janeiro to Ica. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Ica is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get little chillier in Ica: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paracas, Buggy Huacachina
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Tacama ©
Tacama
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

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