50 days in South America Itinerary

50 days in South America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
2
Rosario, Argentina
— 6 nights
3
Cordoba, Argentina
— 7 nights
4
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
5
Valparaiso, Chile
— 7 nights
6
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
7
Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
8
Caracas, Venezuela
— 5 nights

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

6
nights
Rosario, Argentina

Rosario
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 Parque de Espana. Get out of town with these interesting Rosario side-trips: Santa Fe (Cerveza Palo & Hueso, Suspended Bridge, &more) and Corazon del Parque Urquiza (in Parana). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, buy something for everyone on your list at Mercado del Patio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Jose, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rosario trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Rosario in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rosario can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Corazon del Parque Urquiza
Highlights from your plan
Parque de Espana
Parque de Espana
Parque de la Independencia ©
Parque de la Independencia
Parque Nacional a la Bandera ©
Parque Nacional a la Bandera

7
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Los Terrones and Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Gruta de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa (in Tanti), Villa Carlos Paz (El Cerro de la Cruz, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, &more) and Villa General Belgrano (Cerro de la Virgen, Calamuchita Valley, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, head outdoors with El Camino del Cuadrado, examine the collection at Museo Municipal Capitan Juan de Zevallos, and contemplate the long history of Eden Hotel.

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 °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Villa General Belgrano, Gruta de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa, Los Terrones, Eden Hotel
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos
Los Terrones ©
Los Terrones
Camino de las Las 100 Curvas ©
Camino de las Las 100 Curvas

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

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 Food Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, push the limits with an extreme tour, and walk around Parque Forestal.

Start your trip to Santiago by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque Bicentenario ©
Parque Bicentenario
Parque Forestal ©
Parque Forestal

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reñaca and Casa de Isla Negra. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Costanera (in Vina del Mar) 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Concon, Casa de Isla Negra
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion
Costanera ©
Costanera

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Valparaiso to Cusco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in February, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
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.
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 °C to lows of °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
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo

5
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
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 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas. 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

Museums Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural
Centro de Arte Los Galpones ©
Centro de Arte Los Galpones
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila

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