45 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

45 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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45 days in Argentina, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
6
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Purmamarca, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
10
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Tupiza, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
14
Nazca, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
15
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  27​h
16
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
17
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de San Isidro and Museo de La Plata. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Lujan. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires attractions planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Buenos Aires is minus 3 hours. September in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

San Isidro, Reserva Natural Urbana, Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata, Delta El Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
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 3rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, then kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, and then identify plant and animal life at Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Estancia San Lorenzo ©
Estancia San Lorenzo

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Playa Larga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial, and then catch some excitement at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Senda Pampa Alta.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Enjoy!, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and finally take a stroll through Av del Libertador.

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

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Eduardo and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis.

Plan a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from El Calafate in October, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are little chillier (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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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 12th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), then explore the striking landscape at Las Tres Cruces, and then don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, then tee off at La Estancia De Cafayate, and then explore the striking landscape at Los Castillos.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cafayate vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cafayate in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, don't miss a visit to Algarrobo Historico, then get great views at Cuesta de Lipan, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Purmamarca attractions tool .

You can drive from Cafayate to Purmamarca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

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nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia San Francisco and Museo Guemes. Get outdoors at Alemania and Ojo de Mar. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take a stroll through La Caldera, head outdoors with Overland Salta, and contemplate the long history of Salta.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip planner .

You can drive from Purmamarca to Salta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Parroquia San Lorenzo Martir, Ojo de Mar
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, sample the fine beverages at Andean Culture Distillery, then have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia, and finally delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Chacaltaya Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, then examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, and finally look for gifts at Green Hands.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for La Paz using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to La Paz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salta to La Paz is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Salta in October, with highs in La Paz at 19°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

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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 20th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol.

For ratings and tourist information, read Copacabana trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from La Paz to Copacabana in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

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Cusco, Peru

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.
Piquillacta and Sacsayhuaman will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Moray (in Maras) and Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Company of Jesus Church, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Copacabana to Cusco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Copacabana to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of The 7 Cascadas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco, then stop by Inca Pallay Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Clara Convent, and finally see the interesting displays at El Centro Turistico Comunitario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lazaro, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sucre trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Sucre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Sucre is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Sucre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Basilica de San Francisco ©
Basilica de San Francisco

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Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza ©
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Puerta del Diablo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tupiza day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sucre to Tupiza takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Nazca on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Puerta del Diablo ©
Puerta del Diablo

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Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 31st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, then head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, and then steep yourself in history at Acueductos de Nasca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, and then make a trip to Nasca Lines.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nazca itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Nazca takes 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tupiza to Nazca. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Minas Tierra Colorada, admire all the interesting features of Wanda Mines, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Urugua-i. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Nazca to Iguazu National Park takes 44 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. November in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda, Lago Urugua-i
Highlights from your plan
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

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Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Perito Moreno online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Perito Moreno takes 38 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November: highs in Perito Moreno hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You will leave for Ushuaia on the 7th (Sun).
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Hands
Cave of the Hands

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Novedados Ushuaia Golf Club, examine the collection at CASA BEBAN, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Perito Moreno to Ushuaia takes 17 hours. Traveling from Perito Moreno in November, things will get slightly colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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