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 Walking tours and Museo Del Bicentenario. 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, see the interesting displays at Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, 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.
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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 Parque Nacional a la Bandera. Get out of town with these interesting Rosario side-trips: Parque Urquiza (in Parana) and Santa Fe (Cerveza Palo & Hueso, Suspended Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque de Espana, 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 fly from Buenos Aires to Rosario in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rosario can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.
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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 Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Villa General Belgrano (Cerro de la Virgen, Calamuchita Valley, &more), Villa Carlos Paz (El Cerro de la Cruz, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, &more) and Gruta de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa (in Tanti). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, examine the collection at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip planning website.

Getting from Rosario to Cordoba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rosario in January, expect nights in Cordoba to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Santiago.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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. Saddle up on the 11th (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Forestal, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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.
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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 Casa de Isla Negra. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to Costanera (in Vina del Mar) and Concon (Horseback Riding Tours & Concon Dunes). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ascensor Reina Victoria, have fun and explore at Museo Maritimo Nacional, take an in-depth tour of Villa Victoria, and get a sense of history and politics at Edificio Aduana.

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.
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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 Photography Tours. 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 shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Valparaiso to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valparaiso in February since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lima.
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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 indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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.
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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 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 7.5 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).
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