14 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

14 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 1 night
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park road trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, stop by Calle Defensa, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online holiday planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Santiago, Chile

— 3 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu sightseeing website.

You can fly from Santiago to Machu Picchu in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums

Argentina travel guide

4.4
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.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
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.