60 days in Peru & Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Peru & Argentina Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Nazca, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus to Lima - Plaza Norte, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate, Argentina
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Salta, Argentina
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get some cultural insight at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Intipuncu and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor and don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cusco.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Cusco, Peru — 7 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.
Sacsayhuaman and Spas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Qorikancha are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero (in Chinchero), Moray (in Maras) and Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, hike along exploor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cusco online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Volcan Misti and Plaza de Armas. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in September since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nazca.
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Nazca, Peru — 3 nights

The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Cahuachi and then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Nasca Lines and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nazca road trip planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Nazca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palermo Soho and Catedral Primada. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de la Plata and Palacio Barolo. Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to La Plata to see Museo de La Plata about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nazca to Buenos Aires takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nazca to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. September in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 3 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa El Doradillo and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, see Napra Club, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 5 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Lago Roca. Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Glacier Martial. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in September, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 4 nights

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Visiting Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Upsala Glacier will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Glaciar Spegazzini. Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

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Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in September since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi and Parroquia San Eduardo. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a leisurely stroll along Isla Victoria, and examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 13°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mendoza.
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Mendoza, Argentina — 7 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Tierras Altas and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vina Cobos and Pulenta Estate Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Finca Sophenia (in Tupungato), Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, learn about winemaking at Bodega Renacer, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect Mendoza to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Argentina — 4 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba and Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Get outdoors at San Roque Lake and El Camino del Cuadrado. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Camino de las Las 100 Curvas (in Villa Carlos Paz) and Paseo Con Ciencia (in Valle Hermoso). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Santa Teresa, see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Quinta Santa Ana.

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Fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.
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Cafayate, Argentina — 2 nights

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del Rio Colorado, and then explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bodega El Esteco, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and finally identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cafayate trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cordoba to Cafayate in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salta.
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Salta, Argentina — 4 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Basilica Menor San Francisco and Virgen de los Tres Cerritos will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Cerro San Bernardo and Piedra del Molino will get you outdoors. When in Salta, make a side trip to see Quebrada De Tilian in Chicoana, approximately Chicoana away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Salta trip planning site.

Drive from Cafayate to Salta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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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