Ticket & Itinerary South-America For My Exchange & Backpacking

Top 10 South America on a shoestring copy

YEAH! I booked my ticket and got my initial itinerary South-America ready!!Β It’s basically the big loop trough Argentina, then crossing Bolivia on the way to Lima,

Ticket to South-America

My exchange in Peru starts on the the 15th of March 2011, at the Universidad del PacificoΒ in Lima, Peru. I will have to be at University there until the 23rd of July 2011, when the last exams are finished.

My ticket is a bit unusual, because I wanted to make the most out of my trip! I fly from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires at the 11th of January 2011. That means I have about 2 months to make it to Lima and have the opportunity to discover Argentina and Bolivia (and hopefully a bit of Chili) before I fly back home. I will fly home to Amsterdam on the 7th of August 2011, from Sao Paolo! This means I will have to cross the wh0le continent before I make it to the airport πŸ™‚

Prepping my Itinerary South-America

After I booked my ticket, I had to have a good look at my itinerary. As most of you will know I’m a die-hard Lonely Planet fan. After having bought the South-America on A Shoestring guide from LonelyPlanet.com,Β Β I could finally start the real preparations πŸ™‚

Top 10 South America on a shoestring
My beloved Lonely Planet πŸ™‚ This is how it looked after 6 months in South America!

I used the above book in 2010 and I loved it! This is the latest version of the Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide) that I used and you can order it cheaply through Amazon.

Itinerary South-America

This is the itinerary I put together in the end! Because I did have some dates I needed to be at certain places, I like to plan ahead a bit! However, when travelling on continents like this flexibility is key πŸ™‚

The first month I mainly want to spend in Argentina, discovering Patagonia and all the way up to Bariloche. Then travel north, through Bolivia and all the way up to Lima.

itinerary south-america
This is my planned itinerary for my stay in South-America. Blue is the way to Peru, Red is the way back.

People who have been to South-America, don’t hesitate to give me some tips about hostels, trips and other stuff going there. Appreciate the input πŸ™‚

It’s gonna be awesome πŸ˜€

[ Edit: a couple of months later: want to read what where the highlights of my trip to South-America? Check my “Top 10 South-America” here! ]

South-America Itinerary
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