30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Manu National Park, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights

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4
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Lima, Peru

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museo Larco and Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Change things up with a short trip to SB Divers in San Bartolo (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Torre Tagle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lima sightseeing app.

Washington DC, USA to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Salinas de Maras and exploor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Moray (in Maras) and Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba). Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cusco, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

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Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Kosnipata Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Manu National Park itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Manu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To plan Machu Picchu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puno.

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Must see
Winay Wayna
4.9
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Lookout
Intipuncu
4.7

2
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Puno, Peru

Puno ©

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.
On the 6th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puno online journey planner.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puno in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Puno are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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3
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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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then make a trip to Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get out on two wheels at MotoAndes.

Make your Arequipa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Puno in November, with lows around 49°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Must see
Arequipa Massage
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Santa Catalina Monastery
4.7
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Volcano
Volcan Misti
4.3

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.
Attractions like Geyser del Tatio and Atacama Desert make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Valle De La Luna and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, push the limits with On Safari Atacama, and explore the activities along Laguna de Piedras.

To plan San Pedro de Atacama vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is 1 hour. When traveling from Arequipa in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
On Safari Atacama
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7
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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
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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.
Attractions like San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Horse Riding Chile and Comunidad Ecologica de Penalolen. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santiago online day trip planner.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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