15 days in Buenos Aires & Peru Itinerary

15 days in Buenos Aires & Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Buenos Aires & Peru Itinerary

San Luis Obispo, United States
Fly:  27​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + train:  9​h 45​min
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Iquitos, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
San Luis Obispo, United States

2
days
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.
On the 15th (Tue), wander the streets of Plaza Serrano (Plazoleta Julio Cortazar), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Palermo, then look and learn at Planetario Galileo Galilei, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, examine the collection at Fundacion Proa, see the interesting displays at Museo River Plate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Isidro, and finally explore the world behind art at Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip planning tool .

San Luis Obispo, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from San Luis Obispo to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

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Catedral de San Isidro
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Fundacion Proa ©
Fundacion Proa
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
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Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

1
day
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Villalobos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Agustin, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia la Merced.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arequipa trip site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Arequipa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Arequipa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Arequipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Monasterio de la Recoleta ©
Monasterio de la Recoleta
Casa Museo Villalobos ©
Casa Museo Villalobos
Iglesia la Merced ©
Iglesia la Merced

1
day
Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Puerto Maldonado
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Panthera Sanctuary and then take a stroll through Native Community of Ese"Ejas.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Maldonado trip site .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Puerto Maldonado takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Arequipa in May, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Maldonado: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods
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2
days
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
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 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Puerto Maldonado to Machu Picchu takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Step off the beaten path and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Museo Inka. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco vacation builder website .

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

#Museums, #Spas, #Historic Sites

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Sacred Valley of the Incas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
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2
days
Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos ©
The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
On the 25th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Tapiche Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Isla De Los Monos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan Bautista, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ACOBIA-DWAzoo, then examine the collection at Museum of Historic Boats, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de Fierro.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Iquitos trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Iquitos takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Tapiche Reserve ©
Tapiche Reserve
Amazon Rescue Center ©
Amazon Rescue Center
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos

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