50 days in South America Itinerary

50 days in South America Itinerary

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50 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
La Paz, Bolivia
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
3
Calama, Chile
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h
4
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 11 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Tallinn, Estonia

14
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lima: Iglesia de Santiago Apostol (in Lunahuana) and Playa Santa Maria del Mar (in Santa Maria Del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lima day trip website .

Tallinn, Estonia to Lima is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Peru Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tallinn in February, with highs in Lima at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, Playa Santa Maria del Mar, Mall Aventura Plaza
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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

12
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Explore La Paz's surroundings by going to Tiahuanaco (Puerta del Sol & Puma Punku). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, and take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the La Paz online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Lima to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to La Paz is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lima in February, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Calama.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tiahuanaco
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

9
nights
Calama, Chile

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Francisco de Chiu Chiu (Laguna Inca Coya & Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu) and Estacion de Ferrocarril de Baquedano (in Sierra Gorda). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Sol Del Desierto, walk around Parque El Loa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and get your game on at Rally Karting.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Calama trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Paz to Calama. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect nights in Calama to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will leave for Mar del Plata on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Calama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, Estacion de Ferrocarril de Baquedano
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Laguna Inca Coya ©
Laguna Inca Coya
Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu ©
Poruna Volcano ©
Poruna Volcano

11
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mar del Plata: Villa Gesell (Sandboard Mar Azul, Paseo De Los Artesanos, &more), Bosque Aereo Carilo (in Carilo) and Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto de Mar del Plata, head outdoors with Laguna de los Padres, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, and walk around Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Calama to Mar del Plata with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Calama to Mar del Plata is 1 hour. Traveling from Calama in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mar del Plata, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar, Villa Gesell, Balcarce, Necochea, Monumento a Carlos Gardel
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©

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