16 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

16 days in Peru, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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16 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
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cafayate, Argentina
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
8
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​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.
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 delve into the distant past at Tipon.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cusco attractions planner .

Newark, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in September, you will find days in Cusco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tipon ©
Tipon
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
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.
Kick 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 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Salta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to Salta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Cafayate.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, then stroll through Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cafayate journey planner .

Getting from Salta to Cafayate by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, then examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, and finally explore the galleries of Paseo de las Artes.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Cordoba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cordoba are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba ©
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, and then examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Victoria, and then admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel planning app .

Getting from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 52°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isla Victoria ©
Isla Victoria

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, then hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), then examine the collection at Antigua Casa de Gobierno, and finally trek along Glacier Martial. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago Roca, then grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

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nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Orongo and Ahu Tahai. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Rano Kau, kick back and relax at Ovahe, make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e, and stroll through Anakena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa road trip app .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Hanga Roa in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ushuaia to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ushuaia in September, expect Hanga Roa to be warmer, temps between 70°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

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