South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Help with planning a 2.5 week trip to South America in Sept 2014

Jump to last reply

Hi, My husband and I are just starting to think about our holidays for 2014. We will have 3 weeks holidays in September and would like to spend 2.5 weeks touring the highlights of Peru, Argentina and possibly popping into Chile or Uruguay or Brazil. We are not bothered about water sports or horse riding. We like scenery, meeting locals (but not homestays or hostels - we like a bit of comfort), walking (light trekking), good food and wine. We don't have a very big budget as we expect that our flights from Ireland will be expensive. We don't mind the odd overnight bus or train journey. Not that bothered about markets.
We definitely want to see Machu Picchu and Igazu Falls. Then perhaps places like Ollantaytambo and Cusco or Arequipa in Peru, Salta, Buenos Aires, Bariloche or others in Argentina. Recommendations for Chile or Uruguay or Brazil would be appreciated or maybe day trips from Buenos Aires to somewhere in Uruguay or from Mendoza across the border into Chile.
Also, what kind of weather should we expect at that time of year?
I would appreciate any help you can give me in trying to organise this trip. Is it too much for 18-19 days. What should I definitely leave out? We would like to see as much as we can while we are there. I haven't priced any flights yet but expect that flying between Peru and Argentina would be quite costly. Also would you recommend going to Peru or Argentina first or would it make any difference. If it works out too expensive, we may have to concentrate on either Peru OR Argentina.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Martina.

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 One week Family Spring Break in Cartagena and ??
  2. 2 Buenos Aires - lone female traveller
  3. 3 Help
  4. 4 BUYER BEWARE!!! Viator's transfer from EZE into Buenos Aires!
  5. 5 Satellite phones allowed into Brazil?
  6. 6 Sacred Valley spread over four days--need input on itinerary!
  7. 7 Easter Day in Rio
  8. 8 PERU HORSE TOUR FROM CUSCO TO MACHU PICCHU
  9. 9 Visiting Machu Picchu in August, need help with planning.
  10. 10 Wrapping Up the Trip Planning - A Few Final Questions
  11. 11 Costa Rica during Holy Week - need help
  12. 12 Beginning-to-start to plan Colombia for July 2015
  13. 13 Trip Report Headed to Bogota and Villa de Leyva next week!
  14. 14 First time to Chile for 2 weeks March/April
  15. 15 Three weeks in South America
  16. 16 Reality check for 8 day trip to Peru in May
  17. 17 Patagonia tour in April
  18. 18 5 days in Patgonia... review of itinerary
  19. 19 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  20. 20 Where to book the Salkantay trek?
  21. 21 HIP - BACK problems.....Relief !
  22. 22 Off the beaten track
  23. 23 Trip Report Hosteria Tyndall - Torres del Paine
  24. 24 Trip Report Ecuador Trip without Galapagos-10 nights
  25. 25 LAN flights cancelled this morning, March 11, due to a strike
View next 25 » Back to the top