60 days in Ushuaia, Chilean Patagonia & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Ushuaia, Chilean Patagonia & Peru Itinerary

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Bus to Avenida Vinte De Janeiro próximo ao 290, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 10 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
Bus
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly
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Coyhaique, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 2 nights
Train
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Trujillo, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 nights
Taxi to Anta, Fly to Lima
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly
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Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puno, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Juiz de Fora

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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 10 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 out of town with these interesting Ushuaia side-trips: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Lago Roca & Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo) and Lago Escondido (in Lago Escondido). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planner.

Juiz de Fora, Brazil to Ushuaia is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Juiz de Fora in November, things will get much colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 5 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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Glacier Grey. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in November since evenings lows in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 6 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 18th (Thu), plan a day focused around Plaza Armas Punta Arenas. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Kenavic, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas travel route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in November, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Coyhaique, Chile

— 4 nights
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Aysen, explore the striking landscape of Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve, and relax in the rural setting at Fundo Panguilemu.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coyhaique online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in November: highs in Coyhaique hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Cusco, Peru

— 6 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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 54 minutes away. On the 29th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and trek along exploor.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coyhaique to Cusco. The time zone difference when traveling from Coyhaique to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Coyhaique in November, you will find days in Cusco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo, Peru

— 2 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Willkamayu. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, don't miss a visit to Qosqo Ayllu, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ollantaytambo trip maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Trujillo, Peru

— 4 nights

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, and explore the ancient world of Site Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Trujillo trip planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Trujillo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Trujillo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, Peru

— 4 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
When in Huascaran National Park, make a side trip to see Museo de Chacas in Chacas, approximately Chacas away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Huascaran. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna 69, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and get outside with Laguna Llaca.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Huascaran National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Trujillo to Huascaran National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 6 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima journey builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Huascaran National Park to Lima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Arequipa, Peru

— 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arequipa road trip app.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Arequipa is slightly colder than Lima - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Puno, Peru

— 5 nights

City of the Lake

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puno: Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). On the 27th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, soak in style at Inca Sauna, and pause for some photo ops at Mirador Puma Uta.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno road trip app.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Puno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.