10 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

10 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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10 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, then explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and finally contemplate the long history of Tipon.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for little chillier days in Cusco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums
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Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Tipon ©
Tipon
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, and then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salta tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Cusco to Salta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Salta is 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco

1
night
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then head off the coast to Isla Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Salta to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Salta in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, you will find days in El Calafate are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online attractions planner .

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. Traveling from El Calafate in September, Ushuaia is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse

2
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, then get curious at Museo del Meteorito, then take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, and finally delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Ushuaia to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ushuaia in September, plan for much warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Termas Banos de Puritama ©
Termas Banos de Puritama

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