30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Maras, Peru
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Manu National Park, Peru
— 2 nights
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Iglesia San Martin de Tours in Huarocondo, approximately Huarocondo away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

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

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trips

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
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exploor
4.8

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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.
Visiting San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cerro Santa Lucia and Patio Bellavista. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Horse Riding Chile, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Moda, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago vacation maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Santiago is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Geyser del Tatio and Atacama Desert. Family-friendly places like Valle De La Luna and Termas Banos de Puritama will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning website.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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
4.6

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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 (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Arequipa: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours
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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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puno vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 9th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Moray and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maras trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Puno to Maras in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maras, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
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Ruin
Moray
4.7

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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 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manu National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Get outdoors at Huascaran and Cordillera Blanca Summit. There's much more to do: get outside with Laguna Llaca, explore the activities along Laguna Chinancocha, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

Plan my Huascaran National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Huascaran
4.6

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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 16th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lima online holiday planner.

Getting from Huascaran National Park to Lima by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Lima are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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