30 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

30 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
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Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ahu Tongariki and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Orongo and Hanga Kioe. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Rano Raraku, get impressive views of Rano Kau, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip itinerary website.

Washington DC, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get little chillier in Hanga Roa: highs are around 70°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

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Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pucon online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Pucon by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Pucon is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure
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Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon

2
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Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales.

Plan trip to Puerto Varas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Pucon to Puerto Varas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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 27th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then make a trip to Patio Bellavista. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

5
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Valle Arcoiris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tebinquinche Lake and Pukara de Quitor. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

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 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Virreinal, then wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and finally explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, expect nights in Arequipa to be somewhat warmer, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Horseback Riding Tours and Moray. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Tipon, and stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in October, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 12th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lima road trip planning tool.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Lima, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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