29 days in Peru, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

29 days in Peru, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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29 days in Peru, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Puno, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Cusco, Peru
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 10 nights
Fly:  40​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -14 hour difference. You'll set off for Cusco on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco and then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, then make a trip to Pisac, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip builder site .

Fly from Santiago to Cusco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo (Lucho Soler & Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

4
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
You've now added Lake Titicaca to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor, examine the collection at Museo Carlos Dreyer, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puno online trip maker .

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Puno in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Puno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Tours
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Quechua.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in February since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cusco

Museums
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Museo Quechua ©
Museo Quechua

5
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Buenos Aires takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Traveling from Cusco in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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