47 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

47 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

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47 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
ferry + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Lima, Peru
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 14 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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13
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.
San Telmo and La Boca will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Reserva Ecologica. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral de la Plata in La Plata (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Recoleta, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

4
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.
Visiting Iguazu Falls and Lago Urugua-i will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iguazu National Park: Minas Tierra Colorada (in Wanda) and Montecarlo (Zoo Bal Park & Aquarium Montecarlo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Montecarlo, Lago Urugua-i, Minas Tierra Colorada
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Aquarium Montecarlo ©
Aquarium Montecarlo

13
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.
Relax by the water at El Silencio and San Bartolo Beach. Visit Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Centro Historico de Lima for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lima: Playa Agua Dulce (in Chorrillos) and Balneario La Punta (in Callao). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Miraflores, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caballeros, stroll through Playa Kon-Tiki, and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Iguazu National Park to Lima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balneario La Punta, El Silencio, Playa Agua Dulce
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El Silencio ©
El Silencio
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

14
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.
Visiting Salinas de Maras and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Sacsayhuaman and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Moray (in Maras), Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu, Iglesia de Urubamba, & more) and Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Mercado Artesanal, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco driving holiday planner .

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lima in April: highs in Cusco hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Pisac, Maras, Winay Wayna
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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