30 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

30 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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30 days in Argentina, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
9
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h
11
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park vacation app .

Brussels, Belgium to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Iguazu National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto 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, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip site .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in July: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

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

1
night
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 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: highs in El Calafate hover around 1°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, trek along Circuito Chico, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Valle de Uco in Tupungato--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, sample the fine beverages at Casa Tapaus Destilados, do a tasting at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza online day trip planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July, with highs in Mendoza at 17°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Olivicola Maguay, Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus and then get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Mendoza to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Arequipa is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mendoza in July: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi, don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Paz sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Arequipa to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arequipa to La Paz is 1 hour. Traveling from Arequipa in July, expect nights in La Paz to be cooler, around -4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

Find out how to plan Cusco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from La Paz in July; daily highs in Cusco reach 24°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

3
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lima trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Lima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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