30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Copiapo, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and then don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima road trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Lima: highs are around 67°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

5
nights
Huascaran National Park, Peru

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Visiting Huascaran and Laguna 69 will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Huascaran National Park to Chacas to see Santuario de Mama Ashu about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chinancocha, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Lima to Huascaran National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like San Cristóbal Hill and Cerro Santa Lucia will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and La Parva Ski Resort. Step out of Santiago with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in San Jose de Maipo--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at La Chascona, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Huascaran National Park to Santiago with the Route module. Traveling from Huascaran National Park to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Copiapo, Chile

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, identify plant and animal life at Desierto Florido, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera and then get outside with Bahia Cisne.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copiapo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Copiapo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Desierto Florido ©
Desierto Florido
Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera ©
Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria ©

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara. Get in touch with nature at Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copiapo to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

2
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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Puno by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Puno. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for little chillier days in Puno, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Speed Boats Tours
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and then look for gifts at Mapi Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and then take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Phutuq K'usi ©
Phutuq K'usi
Mandor ©
Mandor

6
nights
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.
Visiting Salinas de Maras and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Moray in Maras, approximately Maras away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take a memorable excursion with exploor, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco itinerary maker site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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