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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ahu Tongariki and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orongo and Rano Raraku. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Anakena, explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, and appreciate the history behind Hanga Kioe.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Hanga Roa to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pucon trip maker app.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Pucon in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Pucon due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time 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

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas trip planner.

You can drive from Pucon to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to 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 28th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and finally stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then stop by Patio Bellavista.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Laguna Chaxa. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and finally explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa travel site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for slightly colder days in Arequipa, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Chinchero to see Balcon del Inka about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, delve into the distant past at Tipon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
exploor ©
exploor

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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 13th (Tue), stroll through Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to 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 15th (Thu): explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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Fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

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