31 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

31 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres. Get outdoors at Fitz Roy and Mirador del Torre. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Viedma Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read El Chalten tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to El Chalten is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to El Chalten, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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 Laguna Esmeralda and Ushuaia Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Playa El Doradillo, identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palacio Barolo and El Zanjon de Granados. Get a sense of the local culture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

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Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

— 2 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco and then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Villa La Angostura, Argentina

— 2 nights

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with Buceo VLA, then explore the activities along Lago Correntoso, then kick your exploration up a notch at Canopy Cerro Bayo Rio Bonito, and finally get great views at Mirador Belvedere.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Villa La Angostura trip builder site.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Parque Nahuelito. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Isla Victoria, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Mendoza, Argentina

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll around Parque General San Martin, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, and finally explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza online road trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March; daily highs in Mendoza reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tambomachay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

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

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Cusco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in March; daily highs in Cusco reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.