30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Huascaran National Park, 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
— 1 night
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Portillo, Chile
— 1 night
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Valle Nevado, Chile
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Huascaran and Laguna 69. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huascaran National Park: Chacas (Museo de Chacas & Santuario de Mama Ashu). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, explore the activities along Laguna Chinancocha, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, and explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park online tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Huascaran National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

2
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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Kosnipata Valley.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manu National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Huascaran National Park to Manu National Park. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

2
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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 1st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Puno takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez ©
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, don't miss a visit to Maqueta del Colca, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa travel route builder tool.

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 September, with lows around 49°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. Bring the kids along to Valle De La Luna and Atacama Desert. Next up on the itinerary: get in touch with nature with On Safari Atacama, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arequipa in September since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Portillo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
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Portillo, Chile

Portillo ©
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portillo online journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro de Atacama to Portillo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Portillo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day

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Valle Nevado, Chile

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valle Nevado trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Portillo to Valle Nevado in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to San Cristóbal Hill and El Colorado. Bring the kids along to Cerro Santa Lucia and La Chascona. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago day trip app.

You can take a shuttle from Valle Nevado to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Shopping
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
El Colorado ©
El Colorado
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

6
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and Kenko Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Moray (in Maras) and Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take a stroll through San Blas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Cusco planning website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Cusco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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