30 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

30 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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30 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 45 min
7
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  13 h 30 min
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
9
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
11
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 45 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Glaciar Martial. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Martial and Ushuaia Bay. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia holiday planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Ushuaia is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Ushuaia. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glaciar Martial, Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

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.
Get outdoors at Isla Victoria and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Chocolates Rapanui, and fly down the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°C in San Carlos de Bariloche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Tierras Altas and Pulenta Estate Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Bodega Chandon. Change things up with a short trip to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro, walk around Parque General San Martin, and do a tasting at Bodega Catena Zapata.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mendoza itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July, expect Mendoza to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Metropolitana and Parque 3 de Febrero. Popular historic sites such as Palermo Soho and Plaza de Mayo are in your itinerary. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Catedral de la Plata in La Plata--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

1
night
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
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 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro, then make a trip 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 ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sucre journey planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Sucre in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Sucre. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sucre, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo
Museo del Tesoro ©
Museo del Tesoro

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sucre to Uyuni in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Sucre, expect colder days and about the same nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get great views at Cerro Calvario and then head off the coast to Isla del Sol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana.

Start your trip to Copacabana by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Uyuni to Copacabana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor and then get great views at Intipuncu. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip tool .

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Machu Picchu takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get a sense of the local culture at Horseback Riding Tours and Tipon. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Moray about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray
Highlights from your plan
Moray ©
Moray
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de Goyeneche.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa trip builder site .

Fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in July since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), take a stroll through Miraflores, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Lima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a stroll through Barranco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lima itinerary planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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