19 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

19 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
4
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 18th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, get outside with Delta El Tigre and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Cordoba.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Delta El Tigre
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Horseback Riding Tours
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and then stroll through Balneario Playas de Oro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cordoba vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Balneario Playas de Oro
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Balneario Playas de Oro ©
Balneario Playas de Oro
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then do a tasting at Carinae Vinedos & Bodega. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodega Matervini and then do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

Carinae Vinedos & Bodega
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Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Carinae Vinedos & Bodega ©
Carinae Vinedos & Bodega

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Kingston Family Vineyards. You'll get in some beach time at Playa San Carlos and Playa Norte. Venture out of the city with trips to Rompe Olas (in Cartagena) and Vina Undurraga (in Talagante). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santiago tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vina Undurraga, Playa San Carlos, Playa Norte, Kingston Family Vineyards, Rompe Olas
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Santa Maria del Mar and San Isidro. Step out of the city life by going to El Silencio and Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), examine the collection at Museo del Automovil Coleccion Nicolini, and pick up some local products at Centro De Ventas-UNALM.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lima holiday planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Lima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Santa Maria del Mar, El Silencio, Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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