59 days in South America Itinerary

59 days in South America Itinerary

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Caracas, Venezuela
— 4 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
Bus to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Fly to Sucre
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Potosi, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Humahuaca, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Caracas, Venezuela

— 4 nights

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de Santa Teresa and Iglesia La Chiquinquirá. Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta De Anauco and Museo de Las Piedras. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Caribe (in Chuspa) and Maracay (Museo Aeronautico de Maracay & Playa Grande). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Constantino y Santa Elena, make a trip to Edificio El Castillito, stroll around Hacienda Floresta, and explore the activities along El Laguito.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Caracas vacation planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Caracas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barrio Getsemani and Iglesia de Santo Toribio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Proclamacion, don't miss a visit to Plaza Fernandez Madrid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena trip planner.

Fly from Caracas to Cartagena in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Cartagena sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Bogota, Colombia

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Plaza de los Comuneros, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Diocesana, then head outdoors with Parque El Virrey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Piero Jardinero, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Santa Clara, then learn about all things military at Military Museum of Colombia, and finally trek along Alameda de Quebrada Vieja.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cartagena to Bogota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cartagena in May: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Quito, Ecuador

— 2 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 11th (Mon), get outside with Jardin Botanico de Quito, admire the landmark architecture of El Palacio de Gobierno, pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Alabado, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Los Geranios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): learn about all things military at Museo Casa de Sucre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, then explore the world behind art at Convento De San Francisco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Domingo Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Quito route builder website.

You can fly from Bogota to Quito in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Quito when traveling from Bogota in May, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Cuenca, Ecuador

— 3 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
El Carmen de la Asuncion Church and Iglesia de Santo Domingo will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller and Plaza de las flores. Get out of town with these interesting Cuenca side-trips: El Tambo (in Canar), El Chorro Waterfall (in Giron) and Ingapirca (Ingapirca Archaeological Complex & Cara del Inca). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Ecuagenera - Ecuadorian Orchids, examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas, admire the landmark architecture of Corte Provincial de Justicia de Azuay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de El Vergel.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cuenca trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Quito to Cuenca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cuenca, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Cusco, Peru

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tipon, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, then admire the landmark architecture of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, and finally explore the ancient world of Piquillacta. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then make a short side trip with exploor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Cuenca to Cusco in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in May, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

La Paz, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Escape the urban bustle at Chacaltaya and Chacaltaya Ski Resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore and Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, don't miss a visit to Fundacion Flavio Machicado Viscarra, take in the dramatic natural features at Muela del Diablo, and stroll around Plaza del Monticulo.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz journey planner.

You can fly from Cusco to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cusco in May, with highs in La Paz at 59°F and lows at 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 1 night
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 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario, then head off the coast to Isla De La Luna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Spitting Llama Bookstore & Outfitter, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Poncho, and then make a trip to Horca del Inca.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copacabana trip itinerary site.

Getting from La Paz to Copacabana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Sucre, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City of the Four Names

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 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at The 7 Cascadas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced, then get outside with La Maja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Lazaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Clara Convent, then see the interesting displays at Templo-Museo "San Francisco de Asis", then look for gifts at Inca Pallay Shop, and finally examine the collection at Centro Turistico Comunitario.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sucre trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Copacabana to Sucre in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Sucre, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Potosi.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Potosi, Bolivia

— 3 nights

Ville Imperial

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 26th (Tue): get outside with Gruta De Las Galaxias, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, then admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, and finally see a world frozen in time at Pueblo Pulacayo. On the next day, trek along Tarapaya, witness a stunning natural landmark at Ojo del Inca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa.

Make your Potosi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Potosi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sucre in May: high temperatures in Potosi hover around 60°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Get some cultural insight at Avenida Ferroviaria and Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunupa Volcano and Museo de la Llama y la Sal. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy, make a trip to Plaza Arce, take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez.

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Traveling by car from Potosi to Uyuni takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Potosi in May, expect nights in Uyuni to be somewhat warmer, around 37°F, while days are colder, around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Iquique.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Iquique, Chile

— 2 nights
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geisers of Puchuldiza, head outdoors with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique, explore the fascinating landscape at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Peatonal Baquedano, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Chanavayita. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoglifos Pintados, Pozo Almonte, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head outdoors with Parapente Iquique, then make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, and finally appreciate the history behind Torre del Reloj.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Iquique trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Uyuni to Iquique takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with White And Green International Travel - Day Tour, then head outdoors with Quebrada del Diablo, and finally get curious at Museo del Meteorito. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, then explore the activities along Lagunas Baltinache, and finally explore the activities along Laguna Chaxa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Humahuaca.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Humahuaca, Argentina

— 2 nights
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula and Quebrada de las Senoritas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca and Torre de Santa Barbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Humahuaca: Cerro Pollera de la Coya (in Purmamarca) and Abra Pampa (Plaza Eugenio Tello, Cerro Huancar, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz y San Francisco, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Municipal, and make a trip to Plaza Dr. Ernesto Padilla.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Humahuaca holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro de Atacama to Humahuaca takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salta.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Salta, Argentina

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Ojo de Mar, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Merced, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Alfonso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, then get outside with Dique Cabra Corral, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Quebrada de San Lorenzo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Salta trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Humahuaca to Salta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario, examine the collection at Museo Historico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and finally see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oratorio del Obispo Mercadillo, delve into the distant past at Parroquia nuestra Senora de la Merced, and then examine the collection at Museo Manuel de Falla.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salta in June, plan for little chillier days in Cordoba, with highs around 53°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 50°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Escape the urban bustle at La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip and Valle de Uco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Carmelo Patti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Ex Monasterio del Cristo Orante (in Tupungato) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, make a trip to Antigua Bodega Giol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes, and explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza online tour planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio General (General Cemetery), then stroll through Cerro Manquehue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Violeta Parra. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Grand Santiago Tower, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Nevado, then head outdoors with Parque Natural Aguas de Ramon, and finally learn about winemaking at Vina Santa Carolina.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago due to the time zone difference. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Faro San Isidro, steep yourself in history at Fuerte Bulnes, then stop by Chocolates Ignis Terra, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Club Andino Centro de Ski, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas attractions planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in June, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de la Merced and Provincial Legislature. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glaciar Martial and Antigua Casa de Gobierno. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia parroquial de Ushuaia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip planning app.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. June in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a memorable excursion with Patagonia Hikes, then get outside with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Madsen Museo. Keep things going the next day: get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Torre, then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and finally explore the striking landscape at Amanecer en El Chalten.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally hit the slopes at Cerro Catedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cavernas del Viejo Volcan Parque Cerro Leones, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then stroll through Refugio Frey, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lago Mascardi Viewpoint.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Ocampo and Planetario Ciudad de La Plata. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Virgen Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas and Centro Naval. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Corredor Aerobico San Miguel (in San Miguel), Tigre (Speed Boats Tours & Delta Terra Natural Reserve) and La Plata (Iglesia San Ponciano & Paseo del Bosque). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Palacio Paz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Merced, take an in-depth tour of Museo Pueyrredon, and examine the collection at Quinta Los Ombues.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online road trip planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 60°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

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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.