50 days in South America Itinerary

50 days in South America Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Rosario, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 7 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Caracas, Venezuela
— 5 nights

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Fragata ARA. Venture out of the city with trips to La Plata (Catedral de la Plata & Museo de La Plata). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rosario.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6

6
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Rosario, Argentina

Rosario

Birthplace of the Argentine Flag

Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque de la Independencia and Corazon del Parque Urquiza. Get out of town with these interesting Rosario side-trips: Santa Fe (Cerveza Palo & Hueso, Suspended Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, don't miss a visit to Teatro El Circulo, and admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Bola de Nieve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rosario trip app.

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Rosario in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Rosario

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7
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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Los Terrones and Puente Uruguay. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Gruta de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa (in Tanti), Villa General Belgrano (Cerro de la Virgen, Calamuchita Valley, &more) and Villa Carlos Paz (El Cerro de la Cruz, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, examine the collection at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, and head outdoors with El Camino del Cuadrado.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rosario to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rosario in January, expect nights in Cordoba to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are much colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

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Wildlife Area
Los Terrones
4.8

6
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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Bicentenario and Parque Forestal. Saddle up on the 11th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, stroll around Parque Quinta Normal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

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You can fly from Cordoba to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Food Tours
4.9

7
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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reñaca and Costanera. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Concon (Horseback Riding Tours & Concon Dunes). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Nacional, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso day trip tool.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Reñaca
4.3
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Cerro Concepcion
4.6
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Costanera
4.3

6
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tipon. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Valparaiso to Cusco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Valparaiso in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Historico de Lima and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, walk around Parque El Olivar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lima road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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World heritage site
Centro Historico de Lima
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5
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Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro de Arte Los Galpones and Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, stop by La Praline Chocolatier, explore the world behind art at Quinta De Anauco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Caracas itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Caracas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Caracas

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