Fun 2 Weeks In South America: 3 Itineraries (2023)

South America is a must-visit because of its jungles, mountainscapes, beaches, history, food, and activities, among other things. It is a massive continent with many sights and things to discover. That’s why I narrowed the itineraries to one to two countries each so you could maximise your stay here.

There are 12 countries that makeup South America. This includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and a French colony of French Guiana.

On my first trip to South America, I only managed to see Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. So, in my second 2 weeks in South America trip, I visited new places such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile. It was tight, but it was possible. I have more places to see in this region in the future.



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Before booking or finalising your travel arrangements, the information below will help you visualise the trip’s look. You can decide when is the most suitable time for you to go, which countries to combine, and cost of a 14-day trip in South America.

You should also check out our packing list for a 2-week trip.

When is the best time to go to South America

Are 2 weeks enough for South America

Not really, because this continent is really big and many countries sit on top or hillside of the Andes Mountain. This means that land travel takes a long time.

However, if you plan well and choose to correct countries to combine (if you want to see more than one country), you can make enjoyable travel itinerary and make the most out of your time there.

For example, I once spent two weeks in South America and visited northern Brazil and Colombia. It was ideal because the flight between the cities I chose are around 6 hours.

Getting around

Language and currency

Visa and COVID-19 policy

What is the average cost for 2 weeks in South America

This can vary a lot, especially if you plan to travel by air from one country to another. Domestic flights cost in South America are pretty decent. But once you fly international, the ticket price can spike up.

Plus, each country has massive differences when it comes to cost. For example, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil are pretty affordable. But then Chile and Argentina are on the pricey side.

On average, though, 2 weeks in South America should cost you around $1,400. You can make it a bit more affordable if you’re a backpacker and plan to sleep in the dorm rooms. For that shoestring budget, you can bring it down to $900.

For luxury trip in this region, it’s best to plan to spend $2,500 where you can stay in luxury hotels and dine at premium restaurants. These budgets are for a single person. You can save a bit in accommodation if you share it with a travel partner.

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I created three itineraries for 2 weeks in South America. There are travel plans for first-time visitors to South America, a country full of adventures, and an itinerary for those who want to travel slower. You can also mix and match these countries depending on your trip preference.

The activities each country offers and the best sights to see are mentioned here to decide which ones you want to go to. You can definitely create your own travel itinerary once you have some ideas about which places are near one another and the type of activities you want to d.o

Itinerary #1: First-time (Peru and Brazil)

The first itinerary for your 2 weeks in South America consists of the countries with the most popular tourist attractions in this region; Peru and Brazil.

Peru is a megadiverse country with various habitats, including arid plains, mountain peaks, and rainforests. Because of its rich biodiversity, Peru has many amazing animal species, such as alpacas and llamas.

Conversely, Brazil is the largest country in South America and Latin America and the seventh most populous globally. There are many world-famous landmarks in Brazil, including Christ the Redeemer, located among the most popular destinations in South America, Rio de Janeiro. Aside from that, Brazil is also well-known for its diverse cities, beaches, rainforests, and of course, football, with both Pele and Neymar being born there.

Both of these countries are perfect for people who love nature and history as both of these countries are filled with well-preserved historical structures. They also have tons of activities for adrenaline junkies, which will be tackled in later paragraphs.

If you want to spend time only in Peru or only in Brazil, you can do that too. We have 2 weeks in Peru and 2 weeks in Brazil itineraries.

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Lima and Huaraz for 3 days

Lima is the capital and the largest city in Peru. Lima has tons of museums, galleries, and buzzing nightlife. It also has an extensive gastronomy, so there will be something to eat for everyone.

Huaraz is the capital of Peru’s Ancash region and is monikered as the “Switzerland of the South”. Due to the visible mountain peaks, even from the city’s centre. The distance between Lima and Huaraz is 251 miles and must be travelled by land. The most common transportation modes to Huaraz are by bus or driving.

Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 days

Cusco is a city in Southeastern Peru near the Andes Mountains range. It is the capital of the Inca Empire and is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a must to stay at Cusco first, as there are so many sights to see, and you must acclimate.

Depending on your time, you can either do the Inca Trail hike, which takes 2-4 days, or a day trip to Machu Picchu by train.

Machu Pichu is an Inca citadel in Southern Peru and is often called the Lost City of Incas. It was voted one of the World’s New Seven Wonders in 2007. Unfortunately, there is no direct route from Lima to Machu Pichu. You need to go to Cusco first; you can have multiple options.

From Lima, you can either take a bus to Cusco or board a flight. The bus will take nearly 30 hours, so it’s best to fly. There are non-stop flights between these two cities. It will take 1 hr and 30 minutes, and there are nearly 20 flights a day.

Rio de Janeiro for 4 days

Rio de Janeiro is among the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Part of the city was also declared a world heritage site. It is well-known for its natural scenic views, biodiversity, samba, bossa nova, beaches, and carnival, perfect for those fond of music, dancing, and festivals.

There are tons of other world-famous tourist spots here aside from Christ the Redeemer, including Sugarloaf, Tijuca National Park, and Jardim Botanico. You’ll find Copacabana, Ipanema, and Prainha Beach for those fond of the beach.

You must fly from Cusco to Rio de Janeiro. The travel time is around 12 hours and usually has two stops.

Sao Paulo for 2 days

Another famous city and the most populous in Brazil is Sao Paolo. It is renowned for its gastronomy, architecture, parks, museums, and skyscrapers. If you stay for two weeks in South America, it would be advisable to stay in Sao Paolo for at least 2 days.

Some tourist attractions here are Museu de Arte, Football Museum, Ibirapuera Park, Avenida Paulista, Teatro Municipal, Museo de Arte Contemporanea, and more.

You can fly between Rio de Janeiro, which will take 1 hr and 15 mins. Flights leave at least 15 times a day between these two cities. You can save some money by taking a 6-hour bus ride.

You can take a flight home or to your net destination from here since Sao Paulo has an international airport.

Itinerary #2: Patagonia Adventure (Argentina)

I first learned about Patagonia when I watched a Korean travel show entitled Traveler, and I was very much elated by what I saw. Picturesque fields and mountains capped with snow that very much look like they are shot straight out of a movie. That’s what interested me in including this place on my bucket list, and you should too when spending 2 weeks in South America.

Patagonia is a geographical region located at the southern end of South America, governed by Chile and Argentina.

Now, we’re going to focus on the part that is located in Argentina. Patagonia is an escape from modern society, perfect for nature lovers, photographers, adventure seekers, and way finders alike.

The cities listed below are the most famous ones, as they have abundant wildlife and numerous hiking trails that vary in difficulty level. You can also camp here and watch the night sky full of stars with your family, friends, or loved ones.

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Buenos Aires for 2 days

Buenos Aires is well-known for its rich cultural life and eclectic architecture. Your stay here could be used in preparation for your trip, but there are still a couple of sights to see here, so we’ll never stray far for you to have your needed rest before the challenging hikes.

Some of the city’s tourist attractions include Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Caminito Street Museum, Recoleta Cemetery and Museums, The Colon Theater, and more.

El Chaltén for 4 days

To start off your adventurous journey during your 2 weeks in South America, you can head straight to the quaint backpacking town of El Chalten. It is actually the trekking capital of Argentina, meaning multiple hikes can be done here in various durations.

One of the most famous hiking trails can be found at Cerro Fitz Roy and Laguna dos Tres. Believe it or not, you can also hike to glaciers here, one of which is Glacier Huemul. Those not fond of trekking also offer river rafting, boat trips, and horseback riding, among others.

Perito Moreno Glacier for 4 days

One of the most famous glaciers here is the Perito Moreno Glacier. I still remember on the show that I watched that there are times when some parts of the glacier fall off, and it’s one of the natural events that the tourists wait for. Aside from that, there are also multiple trails here, and they offer mini trekking sessions that require advanced reservations.

A bus ride to reach Perito Moreno from El Chalten is the most recommended option. The travel duration is more than five hours. You can also drive or ride a taxi.

Itinerary #3: Peru and Bolivia

Peru is home to several cultures from medieval and ancient periods. It has one of the longest histories of civilisation in any country, so it is filled to the brim with historical artefacts and establishments. Aside from that, it is also famous for dune hiking, the Rainbow Mountains, Nazca Lines, and Amazon Jungle.

On the other hand, Bolivia is well-known for its many mountains, alpacas, salt flats, frilly dresses, and bowler hats. These countries are perfect for explorers with an appetite for the historical journey, nature, and adventure.

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Lima and Huaraz for 3 days

If you stay for 14 days in South America, planning to spend at least three days in Lima and Huaraz is advisable. Aside from the Nazca lines, some of the most exciting things to do in Lima include visiting its historical centre, the Peruvian Catacombs, Huaca Pucllana, and Parque del Amor. They also have tons of surfing spots and offer Mirabus tours.l

A couple of must-visit locations in Huaraz are Laguna 69, Pastouri Glacier, and Nevado Mateo Summit. You can also hike the Santa Cruz trail, but it takes 4 days to do so, and the Huayhuash trail takes 10 days to do so.

Cusco and Machu Picchu for 4 days

Cusco is the oldest consistently inhabited city in the Americas, and the old Inca City’s ruins became the foundation of Spanish architecture. Some must-see places include Sacsayhuaman, Plaza de Amras, and Museo Inca.

Machu Picchu, also known as the sacred valley, is well-known for the House of the High Priest, the Central Gate, Intihuatana, the Inca Drawbridge, Principal Temple, and the Royal Tomb, among others. There are a couple of ways to get to Machu Picchu from Lima, including by plane, by Peru hop bus, or trekking via Ollantaytambo.

Arequipa 2 days

Arequipa has one of the world’s deepest canyons and is dominated by volcanoes. That’s why there are numerous thermal pools here. Aside from that, its cuisine and historical sights are something that you wouldn’t want to leave. Some tourist attractions here include Colca Canyon, Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa Museums, and Historical Center. They also offer many activities, such as horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, and walking tours.

Personally, I flew to reach Arequipa from Cusco as it is the fastest and only takes more than two hours. Other options include driving, riding the train and bus, which has a travel time of 10 hours and covers a distance of 501 km.

La Paz for 3 days

La Paz is Bolivia’s capital and the world’s highest capital city, as it sits in a valley in the Andes mountains. This place is filled with museums, churches, and artefacts from the pre-conquest era. Some places to visit here are Urban Rush Bolivia, Mi Teleferico, Valley of the Moon, WMDR Yungas Road, National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, and more.

They also offer city walking tours, death road biking tours, food, wine, and beer tours. The most recommended option to reach La Paz from Arequipa is by bus, which takes 13 hours. Other options include driving and flying.

Uyuni for 2 days

Uyuni is a town in Southwest Bolivia well-known worldwide for its salt flats and the Incahuasi Island. On its salt flat alone, you could ride a bicycle, make barbecues, stargaze, or wait for the sunrise or sunset, which is a thing that I also always wanted to do. Aside from the activities on the salt flat, you could also climb the Tunupa Volcano.

The most recommended option to reach Uyuni from La Paz is flying, which takes almost three hours. Other options include driving or riding a bus which is the cheapest option and lasts for 9 hours. It covers a distance of 540 km.


Lima, Peru

Huaraz, Peru

Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru

Arequipa, Peru

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

La Paz, Bolivia

Uyuni, Bolivia

Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Chalten, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina


Love to try out different cuisines? South America might share a few things, but when it comes to food, as you travel around you’ll see various versions of empanadas. Here’s a list to of dishes, desserts, and drinks to try while you are exploring South America for two weeks.

  • Empanadas – pastry filled with meat, cheese, vegetables
  • Humitas – traditional dish from the Andean region made with fresh corn dough
  • Churrasco – grilled steak dish that is popular throughout South America
  • Arepas – staple food in Colombia and Venezuela
  • Lomo saltado – popular Peruvian dish made with stir-fried beef
  • Feijoada – hearty stew from Brazil
  • Asado – type of barbecue that is popular in Argentina and Uruguay
  • Ceviche – popular seafood dish
  • Brigadeiro – popular chocolate truffle dessert from Brazil
  • Alfajores – traditional dessert from Argentina and Peru made with two shortbread
  • Tres leches cake – sponge cake
  • Churros – fried pastry dough
  • Dulce de leche – caramel-like sauce
  • Quesillo – creamy custard
  • Cocadas – traditional coconut candy
  • Mazamorra morada – sweet purple corn pudding
  • Arroz con leche – sweet rice pudding
  • Mate – traditional drink from Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay steeped from mate leaves
  • Caipirinha – cocktail from Brazil
  • Pisco sour – cocktail from Peru and Chile
  • Chicha – fermented corn drink
  • Horchata – sweet, milky drink made with ground nuts
  • Canelazo – warm, spiced drink
  • Açai juice – popular antioxidant-rich juice
  • Guaraná – carbonated soft drink from Brazil
  • Limonada de coco coconut water drink with lime from Colombia
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14 days in South America isn’t exactly enough to explore everything that it has to offer. You can, however, see the best among the best in each country, and that’s why our itineraries are focused on two countries so that you’ll have a week to explore each country.

In these itineraries, you could explore Machu Picchu, some parts of Patagonia, the remnants of the Incan Empire, and the world-famous salt flats, and even have an Amazon adventure. Two weeks of going through these places will surely be an adventure of a lifetime.



Is 2 weeks in South America enough? ›

South America is such a vast continent that with two weeks we suggest including no more than three countries to make your trip experience the best experience. 👉For more tips about traveling to South America and more itinerary ideas, make sure you Get Our FREE South America Travel Guide HERE.

Is 3 weeks enough in South America? ›

Most travellers to South America will inarguably plan for a trip that lasts somewhere between three and five weeks, whether they have a specific interest in mind (like hiking extensively through Patagonia) or are first-time visitors wishing to tick off what we call 'South America's Big 5': Machu Picchu.

How many days do you need to see South America? ›

How long to travel South America? Three months is a great amount of time to experience South America. In this time you can do many of the bucket list things as well as explore several countries.

What month is best to visit South America? ›

The best time to visit South America is between September and November. Summer in South America is November-February and the winter season is June-August. There's also a rainy season in South America between January and March. Read on to discover more about the best time of year to visit South America.

What month is best for South America? ›

Spring (September – November) Widely considered the best time of the year to visit South America due to its balance of comfortable temperatures and dry weather, spring hails the arrival of stunning wildflowers and newborn animals and the departure of the winter tourists.

Which country is best for first time in South America? ›

Peru is the best country in South America for first-timers. Whether you want to visit Machu Picchu, dive into different cultures and traditions at Lake Titicaca or watch wildlife in the Amazon rainforest, you'll love Peru. Some of the best places to visit in South America are located here.

How much should I budget for a trip to South America? ›

A trip to South America will vary in cost depending on the length of your stay and the destinations you plan to visit. The costs can range anywhere from $1,000 – $5,000 for a 10-day trip.

How much spending money do you need for 2 weeks in America? ›

How Much Spending Money for 2 Weeks in America? The average person spends roughly US$3000 for a fortnight-long trip to the US. Consider budgeting: Low budget: US$1000-1500 per person.

How much would 3 weeks in South America cost? ›

Average cost of 3 weeks South America trip

The cost of a 20-day trip in South America can be hard to predict. This is because the cost of living in each place varies a lot. But to give you some ideas, on average, around $2,000 will be a decent mid-range budget for 3 weeks South America vacation.

Is it cheap to travel around South America? ›

On average, a budget-friendly trip to South America can cost between $50 to $100 USD daily, while a mid-range trip can cost between $100 to $200 USD daily. This doesn't include entrance tickets to famous places in South America, such as Machu Picchu, Torres del Paine National Park, or the Galapagos Islands.

How many days do you need in Peru? ›

How much time should I spend in Peru? We recommend spending ten days to two weeks in Peru, as this allows visitors to visit plenty of the country's major highlights along with some off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Is it easy to travel throughout South America? ›

In general, the roads in South America (excepting much of Chile) are often in very poor condition. But there is an enormous network of bus lines, and if you have the time and patience, you can travel easily by bus from one country to another.

How do you go to Machu Picchu? ›

The easiest approach is by train from Cusco along the floor of the Urubamba Valley, then by bus up to the entrance of the ruins. Alternatively, from the station at Aguas Calientes you can opt to take a strenuous walk up to Machu Picchu – expect it to take 90 minutes to two hours.

Which country in South America is safest to visit? ›

1. Uruguay. Sitting at the top of the pile of safest South American countries is Uruguay. According to the 2022 Global Peace Index, Uruguay ranks 46th out of the world's 163 nations.

When should you visit Machu Picchu? ›

When is the best time of year to visit Machu Picchu? The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time to visit is during the dry season from April to October, with the peak tourist season being June, July and August when the weather is at its best.

How much money do you need per month in South America? ›


-A Comfortable backpacker's budget when sleeping in a hostel dormitory bed, cooking for yourself or eating in cheap local restaurants, being selective on activities and traveling with public transport should be around $35 per day, so $1000 per month.

When should I go to Patagonia? ›

Some of the best Patagonia weather is in November, with summer just around the corner. The warmest and driest time is January and February. As a result, these months are also the peak season when all tour operators are open, and hotels are usually packed.

What month is the hottest in South America? ›

Summer in South America (December – February)

Summer in South America occurs between December and February. This is the hottest, but also the wettest, season of the year.

What is hurricane season in South America? ›

Latin and Central America experiences hurricanes from June to November. That's half the year. But September is usually the worst month. In the last century, almost half of all cyclones happened in September.

What is 1 the healthiest country in South America? ›

Costa Rica is among the healthiest nations in South America.

What is the number 1 country in South America? ›

Countries in South America by population (2023)
#Country (or dependency)Urban Pop %
1Brazil88 %
2Colombia80 %
3Argentina93 %
4Peru79 %
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What is the most loved country in South America? ›

1. Argentina. The top destination for international tourists in South America continues to be Argentina. In 2019, 7,399,000 travelers entered the country.

Can I use US dollars in South America? ›

Each country in South America has its own currency except Ecuador which uses the US Dollar. The easiest currency to exchange is the US Dollar. Euros can also often be changed.

What is the cheapest South American country? ›

Bolivia has the lowest cost of living in all of South America, making it an obvious choice for budget-savvy travelers. From airfare to accommodation and food, everything is relatively inexpensive in Bolivia.

Is $5,000 dollars enough for a vacation? ›

If managed carefully, a $5,000 budget is more than enough to eat and drink your way across the continent on a 10-day or two-week trip –or perhaps even longer.

Which is the main tourist site in South America? ›

One of the most famous landmarks in South America is the ancient site of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru. This World Heritage Site is an impressive Incan citadel nestled at the high altitude of 2,430 meters and set amongst the postcard-perfect Andes Mountains.

What are the 3 most important countries in South America? ›

According to the latest Global Soft Power Index 2021 report from the UK consultancy Brand Finance, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are the Latin American countries with the greatest influence.

Can you survive on $1,000 dollars a month in usa? ›

Living on $1,000 a month might mean you don't have much room in your budget for fun. But you can still enjoy life without having to spend money. Visiting local spots that offer free admission days, like museums or aquariums. Those are all ways to spend an enjoyable afternoon without costing yourself any money.

How to survive on $100 for 2 weeks? ›

  1. Cash in your Apps. If you've been using the various shopping and survey apps for quite a while, now would be a good time to redeem those points and money. ...
  2. Work Small Jobs. ...
  3. Work Overtime. ...
  4. Sell your Stuff. ...
  5. Use up the Pantry. ...
  6. Have a Spending Freeze. ...
  7. Avoid the Pump. ...
  8. Ask Friends & Family.

Is $1000 dollars enough for month in US? ›

Tips for Boosting Your Income. Even under the best circumstances, $1,000 per month is not a huge amount of money. Try to live on $12,000 a year and your quality of life will be less than stellar in the best-case scenario.

What is the Big 5 in South America? ›

Among South America's most enticing attractions, there are 5 that shine through like the priceless gems they are. Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon Rainforest and Iguassu Falls are South America's most coveted destinations.

Why are trips to South America so expensive? ›

As such the development of cheap travel is much slower, even when there are enough (foreign) visitors to fill the available flights. Long story short: Supply and demand. There's just not enough demand to travel around South America as there is in other parts of the world.

What are the most expensive South American countries to visit? ›

What are the most expensive countries to visit in South America? The most expensive countries for travel in South America are currently Chile ($101.01), Paraguay ($78.46), Brazil ($68.31), and Uruguay ($63.94).

Is Peru cheap or expensive? ›

Budget travel: $25 to $30 per day. Mid-range travel: $35 to $100 per day. Luxury travel: $100+ per day.

What is the cheapest country to visit in South America 2023? ›

Of all the countries in South America, Bolivia is generally the cheapest for tourists, so naturally, La Paz should be on your list if you're on a budget. The Bolivian capital is high up in the mountains, over 4,000m above sea level, and once you've got used to that, it's time to do some exploring.

What's cheaper Asia or South America? ›

South America is somewhat pricier, though it very much depends where you are – Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador are amongst the cheapest places to go, so those looking to save the pennies should opt to visit these countries over Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

What month is best to visit Peru? ›

Discover the best time to visit Peru. The winter (May – September) is the driest season and therefore the best time of year to travel, especially if you're planning to visit Cusco or trek to Machu Picchu. The summer (December – March) is warmer of course, but is also the wettest season, with frequent heavy showers.

How long do you need in Machu Picchu? ›

How many days in Machu Picchu do you need? For most people, one day is sufficient, but an extra day lets you explore the site and its surroundings more fully and at a more relaxed pace. However, in order to see everything and fully appreciate the site, we recommend spending two days at Machu Picchu.

What time of year is best to visit Peru? ›

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season between May and October, especially if you plan to go on a trek. It is a wonderful time, with sunny days and bright blue skies, but early booking is crucial because it's the peak season.

How do I prepare for a trip to South America? ›

10 Travel Tips Before You Visit South America
  1. Plan, Plan, Plan. South America is a beautiful continent, home to some of the world's most spectacular landmarks. ...
  2. Practice Speaking the Local Language. ...
  3. Embrace a new culture. ...
  4. Pack wisely. ...
  5. Share Your Photos. ...
  6. Make Copies of Important Documents. ...
  7. Contact Your Doctor. ...
  8. Carry Local Cash.
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What do I need to know before traveling to South America? ›

20 Things to Know Before Visiting South America
  • You'll need hard cold cash. ...
  • Small change and notes are a necessity. ...
  • ATMS may charge foreign cards a hefty withdrawal fee. ...
  • You might need a visa. ...
  • Toilet paper goes in the trash, not the toilet. ...
  • You have to pay for the public toilets. ...
  • You can buy bus tickets on the fly.
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How long does it take to drive all of South America? ›

How long does it take to drive around South America? It takes 24 days of continues driving to travel from Northern Colombia to Southern Argentina, but most travellers will take between 6 months to 1 year. To circumnavigate the continent it would take at least 1 year to complete.

How much money do you need to go to Machu Picchu? ›

If you are going complete bare bones, where you hike entirely from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, take a bus, and go with the cheapest food and hotel options, you can expect to spend around $250. The average cost of a Machu Picchu trip when you include hotel and plane is roughly $550.

How many days do you need in Cusco and Machu Picchu? ›

The days needed to make a Cusco and Sacred Valley trip like this are 4, although it can be done in up to 3 days, the best way to visit places like the ones you will see in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas is patiently, since the best thing to do the Incas made in their cities, and in a more subtle way, ...

Can you do Machu Picchu without a guide? ›

Machu Picchu visitors can enter without tour guides. (although new rules recommend that all visitors should hire a tour guide, you can still enter on your own) You pay your pickup tour guide in cash.

Is 2 weeks in Argentina enough? ›

Two weeks is the prototypical vacation length, and you'll need every day of it if you want to explore a country as sizeable as Argentina. You could embark on a combo tour that mixes wine tasting in Mendoza with hiking around the southern Lake District city of Bariloche.

Is 2 weeks enough to visit Chile? ›

Two weeks in Chile should give you sufficient time to see the highlights, from the busy metropolis of Santiago, the quirky and colourful streets of Valparaíso, traditional life on Chiloé for both penguins and Chilotes, the jagged peaks of the Andes side by side the stretching glaciers in Patagonia and the dry dusty ...

Is 2 weeks too short for a vacation? ›

Just over a week is the optimal duration for a vacation as the benefits associated with vacationing start tapering off after the eight-day. After two weeks, not only does the vacation become less enjoyable, and stress can accumulate. So, 2 weeks is too long for a vacation.

Is 2 weeks enough in Colombia? ›

Two weeks in Colombia is definitely not enough to see the entire country, but it is enough to give a fantastic overview! If you're lucky enough to have more than 14 days in Colombia, consider adding on visits to Bogota and San Gil (Colombia's adventure capital, set about 5-6 hours away from Bogota).

How many days do you need in Chile? ›

Our recommendation is at least 2 weeks to experience Chile's must-not-miss wonders. This allows plenty of time to explore the destination you are interested in most, with some time to visit the best attractions like Santiago, Valparaiso, a wine valley or two and Cajon del Maipo.

How long do you need in Patagonia? ›

Planning Your Trip to Patagonia

To get the most out of the experience, plan on 7-10 days. That will give you enough time to explore two different regions, visit famous glaciers, and enjoy rewarding circuit hikes through the area's beautiful national parks.

How long do I need in Buenos Aires? ›

A minimum of three days. That way you can see a lot of the city's main sights without having to travel at a breakneck speed. What is this? If you are trying to see Buenos Aires in a day, you can also have a great time (as long as you are willing to move at a pretty fast pace).

Which is better Chile or Argentina? ›

We often get asked: “Should I go to Argentina or Chile?” Argentina boasts the world's best beef, tango, waterfalls and striking glaciers. In Chile, volcanoes, deserts and tasty seafood accompany a unique take on pisco sours.

Is 2 weeks enough for Mexico? ›

Two weeks in Mexico is nowhere near enough time to see the whole country, but this rough itinerary should give you a good idea about why the country is so popular with travellers of all ages and styles – and why so many people return again and again.

Can you see Thailand in 2 weeks? ›

With so many dazzling destinations and memorable experiences waiting to be enjoyed, Thailand is a fantastic choice for a two-week holiday. Relax on a beach in the South, explore the mountains and countryside in the North, and discover the different sides of Bangkok and Central Thailand.

How much notice do I need for 2 weeks of vacation? ›

Employers typically request reasonable advance notice for vacation time, such as one week's notice for short vacations (one or two days). Employers often require more notice for longer vacations (such as one month's notice for vacations lasting three or more days).

How many hours do I need for a 2 week vacation? ›

Based on a 40-hour work week, you may want to give 40 hours (1 week of vacation time), 80 hours (2 weeks), or some other number in between.

How can I maximize my 2 weeks of vacation? ›

Tips for those with two weeks of vacation time
  1. Planning is half the fun. ...
  2. Spread your vacation time across several trips. ...
  3. Book nonstop flights. ...
  4. Pick hotels in prime locations. ...
  5. Travel during non-peak times. ...
  6. Use holidays to squeeze out longer trips. ...
  7. Plan one trip per quarter. ...
  8. Visit hard-to-reach locations.

Should I spend more time in Cartagena or Medellin? ›

Medellin is a much better city to live in than Cartagena. Medellin offers a lot more modern amenities than Medellin. You have Colombia's first metro, cable cars, and plenty of buses to get you around Medellin.

How many days do you need in Argentina? ›

You need at least one week to visit the most popular attractions of Argentina, such as Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and the wineries of Mendoza. However, if you want to go further afield and down into Patagonia, we recommend a minimum of two weeks, but preferably one month of travel.

What month is best to travel to Colombia? ›

Generally, the best time to go to Colombia is Dec-March – the driest months in the Andes. Keep in mind that these months, especially Dec-Jan, as well as Easter, are extremely busy with domestic and international tourists; prices will rise and you'll need to book early.


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