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
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

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 Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento. Venture out of the city with trips to La Plata (Catedral de la Plata & Museo de La Plata). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Rosedal De Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and make a trip to Avenida 9 De Julio.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rosario.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

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Rosario, Argentina

— 6 nights

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 Suspended Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Rosario side-trips: Santa Fe (Cerveza Palo & Hueso, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario y Convento de Santo Domingo, &more) and Corazon del Parque Urquiza (in Parana). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, make a trip to Teatro El Circulo, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rosario route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rosario are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cordoba, Argentina

— 7 nights

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: Villa Carlos Paz (El Cerro de la Cruz, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, &more), Gruta de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa (in Tanti) and Villa General Belgrano (Cerro de la Virgen, Calamuchita Valley, &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 fly; or take a bus. 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 fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

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 Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Forestal, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, trot along with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Cordoba to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cordoba to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Valparaiso, Chile

— 7 nights

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). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo Nacional, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Nacional, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso tour builder.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cusco, Peru

— 6 nights

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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tambomachay. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

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 6.5 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 fly to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Lima, Peru

— 6 nights

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 Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, and stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in February: highs in Lima hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Caracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Caracas, Venezuela

— 5 nights

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 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, shop like a local with La Praline Chocolatier, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and browse the exhibits of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Caracas itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Lima to Caracas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Caracas

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites