We’ll visit Rio and Buenos Aires briefly, and want to see another 1-2 cities in our short time in South America. We’ve always wanted to go there! But our kids will be at camp and taken care of for only 2 weeks. So, out of these 4 cities, which would you rank as 1st, 2nd, etc. and why? They are: Santiago, Lima, Cuzco or Quito?
We can only city-hop on this trip. Can’t spend much time seeing Machu Picchu, hiking, rainforests or mountains. (That’s for later on in life, when kids are gone). We only get to see it briefly, but that’s enough for now!
Please tell us where to go. Have seen videos, and like Santiago because we can take a day trip to cool Valparaiso and Vina del Mare, but can’t really tell what would be best from the 4 cities. I read a blog that said Lima can be done in one day, so it sounded like other places would be better.
Anyone been to or know about these 4 cities?