24 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

24 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina & Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
2
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rio Grande, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
8
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Larco and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Huaca Pucllana and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Lima with a short trip to Playa Santa Maria del Mar in Santa Maria Del Mar, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Miraflores, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, make a trip to Casa Pilatos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Kon-Tiki.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lima vacation planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lima is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Lima, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Lima at 22°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa los Arcos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Virreinal, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Beaches
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Monasterio de la Recoleta ©
Monasterio de la Recoleta

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Centro Historico De Cusco and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Change things up with a short trip to Moray in Maras (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, take in the exciting artwork at Xapiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cusco online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Playa Bonita and Playa Bahia Serena for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, trek along Circuito Chico, and examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche route maker .

You can fly from Cusco to San Carlos de Bariloche in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cusco to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cusco in October: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia holiday maker website .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, you will find days in Ushuaia are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Beaches
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Rio Grande, Argentina

Rio Grande ©
Río Grande is a city in Argentina, on the north coast of the eastern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Urban Nature Reserve Punta Popper, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Centro Veteranos de Guerra Malvinas Argentinas, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Municipal Virginia Choquintel.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rio Grande tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ushuaia to Rio Grande in 3 hours. In October in Rio Grande, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Parks Wildlife Museums
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4
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.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de los Ninos will appeal to museum buffs. Puerto Madero and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through San Telmo, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Xul Solar, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio Grande to Buenos Aires. When traveling from Rio Grande in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park holiday maker website .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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