30 days in Peru, Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

30 days in Peru, Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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30 days in Peru, Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  8 h 15 min
9
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moray and River Rafting & Tubing. Sacsayhuaman and Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Huarcapay to see Piquillacta about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along exploor, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco itinerary website .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cusco is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Christchurch to Cusco. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in June: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Moray, Piquillacta
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

1
night
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Quebrada de San Lorenzo, take in the dramatic natural features at Alemania, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Ojo de Mar, then get great views at El Mirador, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salta online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Salta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Salta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tolar Grande, Horseback Riding Tours, Quebrada de San Lorenzo
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Alemania ©
Alemania
Quebrada de San Lorenzo ©
Quebrada de San Lorenzo
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
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 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), take in the dramatic natural features at El Sapo, then don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, explore the striking landscape at Las Tres Cruces, and then explore the striking landscape at Los Castillos.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cafayate trip website .

Traveling by car from Salta to Cafayate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Lujan and Catedral de San Isidro. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Parque 3 de Febrero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Buenos Aires in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

San Isidro, Reserva Natural Urbana, Basilica de Lujan
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Ventisquero Negro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Refugio Frey. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, and get great views at Mirador Bahia Lopez.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres. Take a break from the city and head to Fitz Roy and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Los Huemules, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, explore the striking landscape at Amanecer en El Chalten, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) 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 de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Onelli Glacier. Popular historic sites such as Walichu Caves and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, identify plant and animal life at La Leona Petrified Forest, experience the excitement of Estancia 25 de Mayo, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Get outdoors at Glaciar Martial and Tierra del Fuego National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Go for a jaunt from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lago Roca about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo, and steep yourself in history at Estancia Harberton.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes, hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Corazon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski

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