60 days in South America Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
Bus to Santa Marta, Taxi to Tayrona National Park
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salento, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medellin, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
Drive
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights

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Cartagena, Colombia — 4 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barrio Getsemani and Templo de Santo Domingo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de la Trinidad and Catedral Santa Catalina de Alejandria. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Plaza De Los Coches, view the masterpieces at Nara Antique Decoraciones, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena travel planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Rafael Nuñez International Airport and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport. In December in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tayrona National Park.
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Tayrona National Park, Colombia — 3 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de las 7 Olas and Cabo San Juan Del Guia. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and El Dorado Bird Reserve. Take a break from Tayrona National Park with a short trip to Museo del Cacao de Minca in Minca, about 1h 15 min away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tayrona National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Cartagena to Tayrona National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Tayrona National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Salento.
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Salento, Colombia — 2 nights

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through El Palacio del Barbas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Cocora, then stop by Fotografia Palma y Niebla, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosques de Cocora.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salento trip planner.

Fly from Tayrona National Park to Salento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, Salento is a bit cooler than Tayrona National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Medellin.
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Medellin, Colombia — 3 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alma del Bosque and Iglesia De La Veracruz. Pueblito Paisa and Iglesia San José del Poblado will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Basilica Metropolitana de Medellin, get curious at Museo del Agua EPM, trot along with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Museo Casa de la Memoria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Salento to Medellin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Medellin are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and then wander the streets of San Isidro. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, and then explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip planner.

You can fly from Medellin to Lima in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medellin in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Lima, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, then see the interesting displays at Museo Quechua, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lima in December: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Intipuncu and Cascadas Allcamayo. Escape the urban bustle at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Phutuq K'usi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mandor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Wonderful Hands Spa.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 4 nights

Imperial City

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Museo Historico Regional. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay. See even more of Cusco: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cusco sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Maldonado.
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru — 2 nights

Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Monkey Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario Tambopata.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Maldonado trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Cusco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Maldonado: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Arequipa.
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Arequipa, Peru — 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo De Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa, Arequipa. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Agustin, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Arequipa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Arequipa is colder than Puerto Maldonado - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Copacabana.
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Copacabana, Bolivia — 2 nights

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll through Isla del Sol. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Horca del Inca and then make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Copacabana trip planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Copacabana in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa to Copacabana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Paz.
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La Paz, Bolivia — 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Bolivian Drink Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, and finally walk around Plaza del Monticulo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz online holiday planner.

Drive from Copacabana to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sucre.
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Sucre, Bolivia — 1 night

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
On the 1st (Sun), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, and then stop by Inca Pallay Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sucre trip planner.

Fly from La Paz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in January, with highs in Sucre at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Uyuni.
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Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Pueblo Pulacayo, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni trip maker website.

Getting from Sucre to Uyuni by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Sucre in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Uyuni, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salta.
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Salta, Argentina — 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina and MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Basilica Menor San Francisco and Cathedral of Salta for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Ojo de Mar, cruise along Quebrada del Escoipe, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Charly Hawk, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salta holiday builder site.

You can fly from Uyuni to Salta in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Uyuni in January, expect nights in Salta to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu and Machuca. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle Arcoiris. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and make a trip to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama journey planning app.

Drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salta in January, with highs in San Pedro de Atacama at 29°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso, Chile — 1 night

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Palacio Baburizza, take some stellar pictures from Paseo Yugoslavo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, get engrossed in the history at Museo Mirador Lukas, then take in the waterfront at Paseo Atkinson, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso journey planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, Valparaiso is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 2 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 13th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then make a trip to Grand Santiago Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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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.
Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories and Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. There's lots more to do: get outside with Patagonia Line, explore the galleries of La Tehuelche, make a trip to Muelle Historico, and stop by Krea Noe.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 2 nights

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.
Visit Walichu Caves and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, and see the interesting displays at Museo Argentino del Juguete.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner.

Drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 1 night

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 22nd (Sun), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Urugua-i.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from El Calafate to Iguazu National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Cementerio de la Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Plaza de Mayo. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo) and Berisso (Playa Bagliardi & Palo Blanco). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Palermo, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires sightseeing site.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.
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Peru travel guide

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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.
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Bolivia travel guide

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Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.
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Argentina travel guide

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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.
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Chile travel guide

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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.
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