30 days in Peru, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

30 days in Peru, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

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30 days in Peru, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
3
Purmamarca, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Rafael, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Malta

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Humantay Lake and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Moray about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cusco online itinerary planner .

Valletta, Malta to Cusco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Valletta in September, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moray
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake
Moray ©
Moray

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cusco to Uyuni takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Uyuni due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cusco in September, plan for colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 1°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

1
night
Purmamarca, Argentina

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio and then explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Morado, then take some stellar pictures from Cuesta de Lipan, and finally trek along Paseo de los Colorados.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Purmamarca trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uyuni to Purmamarca. The time zone difference when traveling from Uyuni to Purmamarca is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Los Castillos, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, and finally don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cafayate journey website .

You can drive from Purmamarca to Cafayate in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, and then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre). On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salta day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)

1
night
San Rafael, Argentina

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Winery La Abeja, see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canon del Atuel, and finally experience rural life at Finca Paru.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Rafael trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Salta to San Rafael takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salta in September: high temperatures in San Rafael hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Blancas and Rio Correntoso. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Nahuelito, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Getting from San Rafael to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Rafael in September; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate road trip website .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Helicopter Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and stroll through Ushuaia Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planner .

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ushuaia, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Helicopter Tours
Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano ©

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa El Doradillo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Compania Mercantil de Chubut in Dolavon--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then make a trip to Casa Rosada, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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