8 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Machu Picchu Itinerary

8 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  19 h 30 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  26 h
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with Puerto Madero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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.
On the 11th (Sat), walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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.
On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Santiago to Machu Picchu takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu

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