56 days in South America Itinerary

56 days in South America Itinerary

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56 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + Bus:  16 h
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
6
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
8
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h
9
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
12
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h
14
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
16
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
17
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
18
Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
19
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
20
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
21
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
22
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
23
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
24
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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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.
You've now added Cataratas del Iguazu to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire all the interesting features of Minas Tierra Colorada, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wanda Mines.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park online road trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Lisbon in February, things will get much warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda
Highlights from your plan
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Del Che Guevara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, then grab your bike and head to Parque del Kempes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Cerro de la Cruz, and finally take in the views from Puente del Bicentenario.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Iguazu National Park to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Alta Gracia, El Cerro de la Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes
Parque del Kempes ©
Parque del Kempes
Camino de las Altas Cumbres ©
Camino de las Altas Cumbres

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a stroll through Palermo Viejo and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Historieta. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at La casa del dulce de leche PLAZA DORREGO.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires route website .

You can fly from Cordoba to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in February, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toPuerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palermo Viejo ©
Palermo Viejo
Paseo de la Historieta ©
Paseo de la Historieta
La Casa del Dulce de Leche ©
La Casa del Dulce de Leche

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land, and then kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Piramides
Highlights from your plan
Estancia San Lorenzo ©
Estancia San Lorenzo
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at La Leona Petrified Forest and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, then stop by Vellon Negro, then get outside with Enjoy!, and finally take a stroll through Av del Libertador.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
Patagonia Profunda ©
Patagonia Profunda
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, then explore the striking landscape at Cabo Froward, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro San Isidro.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas journey planning app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Punta Arenas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos ©
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Faro San Isidro ©
Faro San Isidro

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nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
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.
On the 19th (Wed), stop by Marcopolo Bookstore, then take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Torre, explore the striking landscape at Amanecer en El Chalten, then stroll through Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, and finally go for a walk through Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Punta Arenas to El Chalten by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Piedras Blancas ©
Glaciar Piedras Blancas
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

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Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
You've now added Marble Cathedrals to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and Bayo Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Verde and La Mina Escondida. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Colores del Lago.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Rio Tranquilo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from El Chalten to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Rio Tranquilo. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Rio Tranquilo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chile Chico, La Mina Escondida
Highlights from your plan
Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde
Colores del Lago ©
Colores del Lago

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Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Gruta de Lourdes, then explore and take pictures at Romahue, then contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, and finally hike along Valle Cochamo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Puerto Varas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Puerto Varas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Valle Cochamo
Highlights from your plan
Gruta de Lourdes ©
Gruta de Lourdes

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night
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Bonita and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Varas in February: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santuario el Cani. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Fortin Mapuche, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pucon route website .

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Pucon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fortin Mapuche
Highlights from your plan
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Zipline
Fortin Mapuche ©
Fortin Mapuche

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Santa Cruz, Chile

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique, experience rural life at Lecheria Los Maitenes, then learn about winemaking at Francois Lurton Natural Style, and finally learn about winemaking at OWM. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Vina Apaltagua, then learn about winemaking at Vina Escondida de Colchagua, then learn about winemaking at Koyle Family Vineyards, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Colchagua Valley.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Pucon to Santa Cruz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Colchagua Valley, Koyle Family Vineyards, Lecheria Los Maitenes, Hacienda Araucano
Highlights from your plan
OWM ©
OWM
Vina Apaltagua ©
Vina Apaltagua
Vina Escondida de Colchagua ©
Vina Escondida de Colchagua

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): do a tasting at Vina Casas del Bosque, take in the dramatic natural features at Concon Dunes, then appreciate the history behind Moai, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Kingston Family Vineyards, and then appreciate the views at Casablanca Valley.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso day trip website .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Santa Cruz in March, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Valparaiso: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Concon Dunes, Moai
Highlights from your plan
Concon Dunes ©
Concon Dunes
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Casablanca Valley ©
Casablanca Valley

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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salinas Grandes. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Quebrada de San Lorenzo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Salta tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Salta takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Salta is 1 hour. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Quebrada de San Lorenzo
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de San Lorenzo ©
Quebrada de San Lorenzo

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Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. You've now added Quebrada de Humahuaca to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Las Paletas Del Pintor and then cruise along Quebrada de Humahuaca.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Province of Jujuy travel route planner.

You can drive from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Province of Jujuy can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Las Paletas Del Pintor ©
Las Paletas Del Pintor

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lagunas Escondidas, Geyser del Tatio and Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte. Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Rojas and Atacama Desert. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle Arcoiris. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, look and learn at Atacama Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Province of Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Province of Jujuy in March, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salar de Uyuni as well as Laguna Colorada. On the 13th (Fri), get outside with Laguna Colorada, explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then examine the collection at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip tool .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni by combination of bus and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, plan for colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Colorada ©
Laguna Colorada
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

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Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi ©
One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Negra, head outdoors with Gruta De Las Galaxias, then examine the collection at Museo Historico Minero Diego Huallpa, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Pueblo Pulacayo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Hedionda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Potosi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Uyuni to Potosi in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Potosi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Potosi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Negra ©
Laguna Negra
Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Pueblo Pulacayo ©
Pueblo Pulacayo

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with La Maja, then look for gifts at Mercado Central, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco, and finally see the interesting displays at El Centro Turistico Comunitario.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre itinerary builder .

Drive from Potosi to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, Sucre is somewhat warmer than Potosi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria ©
Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria
Basilica de San Francisco ©
Basilica de San Francisco

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then hit the slopes at Chacaltaya Ski Resort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Scree Rush.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sucre to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, La Paz is little chillier than Sucre - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Andean Culture Distillery ©
Andean Culture Distillery

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Calvario, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horca del Inca, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Copacabana Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Copacabana holiday builder tool .

Drive from La Paz to Copacabana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horca del Inca ©
Horca del Inca
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

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Puno, Peru

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
On the 23rd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Umayo, get a new perspective on things with Sacred Lake, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, then appreciate the history behind Arco Deustua, and finally contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Puno can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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La Casa del Corregidor
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Lake Umayo

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia la Merced, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Agustin, relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage, then stop by La Iberica, and finally get your bearings at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejia, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, then sample the tasty concoctions at La Rotonda Taproom Arequipa, and finally contemplate the long history of Petroglifos de Toro Muerto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa route planning app .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

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Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
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Petroglifos de Toro Muerto

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as Rainbow Mountain Cusco. On the 27th (Fri), make a short side trip with Rainbow Mountain Cusco and then explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planner .

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Tambomachay

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