28 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

28 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

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28 days in Argentina, Chile & Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  39​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Iguazu National Park. In March, Iguazu National Park is somewhat warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

4
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, look for all kinds of wild species at Lago del Desierto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

Plan my day in El Chalten using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

3
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.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, and explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Cerveceria Willkamayu in Urubamba, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cerveceria Willkamayu
Highlights from your plan
exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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