24 days in Argentina, Peru & Sao Paulo Itinerary

24 days in Argentina, Peru & Sao Paulo Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina, Peru & Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
4
Cafayate, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palermo Soho and Puente de la Mujer. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Catedral de la Plata in La Plata, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

Before you visit Buenos Aires, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dubai to Buenos Aires. In July, Buenos Aires is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Faro Les Eclaireurs. And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, Ushuaia is little chillier than Buenos Aires - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Helicopter Tours
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse ©
Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Blancas and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, explore the activities along Isla Victoria, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip site .

Fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in August, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

1
day
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 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, stroll through Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cafayate online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cafayate takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

2
nights
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 7th (Wed): 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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salta online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Cafayate to Salta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Sacred Valley of the Incas. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco day trip planning website .

You can fly from Salta to Cusco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Salta to Cusco. Expect little chillier evenings in Cusco when traveling from Salta in August, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Spas

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore hidden gems such as Canon del Atuel and Food Tours. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, do a tasting at Bodega Budeguer, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Potrerillos Dam.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza route planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Mendoza in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Mendoza is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Canon del Atuel
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Food Tours
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Cerro de la Gloria ©
Cerro de la Gloria

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore hidden gems such as Mosteiro De Sao Bento and Solo Sagrado De Guarapiranga. When in Sao Paulo, make a side trip to see Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple in Cotia, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Jardins District, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, admire the masterpieces at Estacao Pinacoteca, and admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Mendoza to Sao Paulo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in August, expect Sao Paulo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
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Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Jardins District ©
Jardins District

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