57 days in Peru, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Chile
— 6 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Salta, Argentina
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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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.
Step out of Lima to go to Lunahuana and see Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and take a stroll through Miraflores.

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Manchester, UK to Lima is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Lima. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Lima to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 29th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: ChocoMuseo Pisac (in Pisac), Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). On the 4th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, wander the streets of San Blas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Arequipa.
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Arequipa, Peru — 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): have fun at Arequipa Massage, then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then examine the collection at Museo La Recoleta, and finally don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 4 nights

Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Arequipa in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 75°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Castro.
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Castro, Chile — 6 nights

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Step out of Castro with an excursion to Quilun Ecoturismo Marino in Queilen--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, walk around Parque Tantauco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Castro online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Castro takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, you will find days in Castro are a bit cooler (58°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santiago.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Santa Lucia.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Santiago takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Mendoza.
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Mendoza, Argentina — 5 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas) and Tupungato (Bodega Familia Giaquinta & Valle de Uco). On the 29th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mendoza trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 4 nights

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and stop by Evo Sports.

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Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in April, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 2 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and finally take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cementerio de la Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Salta.
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Salta, Argentina — 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional, and contemplate the long history of Salta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta trip maker tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Salta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Salta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in May, expect Iguazu National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Peru travel guide

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Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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Chile travel guide

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Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Argentina travel guide

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Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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