35 days in Chile, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

35 days in Chile, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

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35 days in Chile, Argentina & Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
4
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Temuco, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
8
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h
9
Valparaiso, Chile
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
10
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
12
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), wander the streets of Puerto Madero, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Ecologica Vicente Lopez, and finally head off the coast to Slow Delta. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Lujan, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, then examine the collection at Fragata ARA Sarmiento, and finally snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Argentine Time is minus 5 hours. In February, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. You'll set off for El Calafate on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Slow Delta, Reserva Ecologica Vicente Lopez, Basilica de Lujan
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Visiting Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and Estancia Nibepo Aike will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Estancia 25 de Mayo. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, and Head underground at Walichu Caves.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Grey and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Patagonia Line. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery.

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Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cabo Froward. Take a break from the city and head to Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Nacional Reserve Laguna Parrillar and Reserva nacional Magallanes. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Strait of Magellan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes, and go for a walk through Costanera de Punta Arenas.

To see traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Punta Arenas journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February since evenings lows in Punta Arenas dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cabo Froward ©
Cabo Froward
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos ©
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Volcan Osorno and Parque Nacional Alerce Andino. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Toboganes de la Junta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Montt: Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales), Valle del Cochamo (in Cochamo) and Parque Tagua-Tagua (in Puelo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Angelmo.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Montt, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Temuco.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cochamo, Lake Esmeralda, Parque Tagua-Tagua, Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino

1
night
Temuco, Chile

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Conguillio National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Temuco trip planner.

Drive from Puerto Montt to Temuco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Temuco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pucon, Conguillio National Park
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Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park

2
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Panul Community Park, do a tasting at Vina Undurraga, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago visit website .

Getting from Temuco to Santiago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Panul Community Park, Vina Undurraga
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Panul Community Park ©
Panul Community Park
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
night
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.
Iguazu Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then explore the activities along Lago Urugua-i.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Santiago to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to Iguazu National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago Urugua-i
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kingston Family Vineyards and La Sebastiana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Concon Dunes and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore Valparaiso's surroundings by going to La Recova Vineyard (in Casablanca), Playa de Zapallar (in Zapallar) and Playa El Canelillo (in Algarrobo). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Atkinson, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Baburizza, and learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso online travel route builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Iguazu National Park to Valparaiso in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Iguazu National Park to Valparaiso is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, expect Valparaiso to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Casablanca, Concon Dunes, Playa El Canelillo, Playa de Zapallar
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Playa de Zapallar ©
Playa de Zapallar
Concon Dunes ©
Concon Dunes
Palacio Baburizza ©
Palacio Baburizza

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
On the 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Hanga Te Tenga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rano Raraku, kick back and relax at Anakena, get outside with Ana Kai Tangata, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Hanga Roa takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in February, things will get a bit warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bamba as well as Machu Picchu Viajes Peru. Get outdoors at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Piquillacta (in Huarcapay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tipon, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Cusco takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanga Roa to Cusco. Traveling from Hanga Roa in February, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Cerveceria Willkamayu, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Machu Picchu Viajes Peru ©
Machu Picchu Viajes Peru
Bamba ©
Bamba

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Puno, Peru

Puno ©
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.
You've now added Lake Titicaca to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Plaza de Armas. Main Gate and Iglesia Apostol Santiago are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Puno with an excursion to Capachica Peninsula in Juliaca--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, appreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta, make a trip to Arco Deustua, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Puno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Capachica Peninsula, Main Gate
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Speed Boats Tours
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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