28 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

28 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sucre, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Arequipa, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at CASA BEBAN and Museo del Fin del Mundo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Ushuaia with an excursion to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Ushuaia is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Ushuaia. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get a bit cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi and Parroquia San Eduardo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Nahuelito, take a leisurely stroll along Isla Victoria, and stop by Chocolates Rapanui.

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Getting from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Mendoza, Argentina

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Renacer. Get some cultural insight at Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega La Azul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Bodega y Vinedo Familia Giaquinta (in Tupungato). On the 3rd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and La Boca are in your itinerary. Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and Palacio Barolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in November, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sucre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Sucre, Bolivia

— 1 night

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
On the 10th (Wed), stop by Inca Pallay Shop, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta.

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

Getting from Buenos Aires to Sucre by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sucre when traveling from Buenos Aires in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

La Paz, Bolivia

— 1 night

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Paz planner.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in November, things will get slightly colder in La Paz: highs are around 20°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours

Arequipa, Peru

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa tour site.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Arequipa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Arequipa. In November, Arequipa is somewhat warmer than La Paz - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Cusco, Peru

— 4 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.
Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploor. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cusco road trip planning tool.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planning app.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then take a stroll through Barranco, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lima travel planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Lima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

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.