60 days in Argentina, Chile & Machu Picchu Itinerary

60 days in Argentina, Chile & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation planner

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly to La Araucanía, Bus to Pucon
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Pucon, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Drive
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
Bus
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salta, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 6 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Rome

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Machu Picchu, Peru

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, stroll through Mandor, and delve into the distant past at Choquequirao Archeological Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Machu Picchu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Pucon, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Pucon's surroundings by going to Villarrica (Emporio Chocolate, Parque Natural Dos Rios, &more) and Fortin Mapuche (in Conaripe). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park, explore the activities along Lake Villarrica, and walk around Bosque Encantado.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Pucon takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 4 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, trot along with a tour on horseback, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online road trip planner.

You can fly from Pucon to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

El Chalten, Argentina

— 5 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, trek along Paso de Viento, get great views at Mirador del Torre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

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Drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 1 night
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Chacra Don Neno and then explore the activities along Lago Buenos Aires. On the next day, make a trip to Cave of the Hands.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perito Moreno holiday maker app.

Take a bus from El Chalten to Perito Moreno in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Perito Moreno are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 5 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos), Puerto Piramides (Punta Pardelas & Caleta Valdes) and Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, identify plant and animal life at Punta Piramide, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Drive from Perito Moreno to Puerto Madryn in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 7 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Cafayate, Argentina

— 5 nights

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Step out of Cafayate to go to Angastaco and see Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, look for gifts at Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal, examine the collection at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, and ride a horse along Parador de la Quebrada.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cafayate online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Cafayate in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Salta, Argentina

— 4 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
When in Salta, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Chicoana, approximately Chicoana away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, and stop by El Gauchito Salteno.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta trip planning site.

Getting from Cafayate to Salta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Salta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

— 6 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Explore Puerto Iguazu's surroundings by going to Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Isla San Martin, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, hike along Sendero Macuco, stop by Emporio Gourmet, and don't miss a visit to La Aripuca.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu travel planner.

Getting from Salta to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salta in January: high temperatures in Puerto Iguazu hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

4.3
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

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.

Province of Salta travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Natural History Museums · Landmarks