21 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

21 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
2
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 15 min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 15 min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nahuelito and Chocolates Rapanui. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online trip maker.

Dublin, Ireland to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dublin to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Get outdoors at Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Torre and Road to El Chalten. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten holiday planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. On the next day, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the El Calafate trip planner.

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in El Calafate sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
On the 13th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and then explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from El Calafate in November since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
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 15th (Sun): engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma, and then kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online vacation builder.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Museo del Meteorito. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle Arcoiris. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as exploor and Tambomachay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Cusco, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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