30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
2
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
3
Valle Nevado, Chile
— 1 night
4
Portillo, Chile
— 1 night
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
6
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
7
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
8
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
9
Manu National Park, Peru
— 2 nights
10
Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 nights


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5
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and Kenko Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba) and Moray (in Maras). Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, hike along exploor, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

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Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Iglesia de Urubamba
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Parque Bicentenario de la Infancia. Bring the kids along to Cerro Santa Lucia and La Parva Ski Resort. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, examine the collection at La Chascona, steep yourself in history at Biblioteca Patrimonial Recoleta Dominica, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Santiago is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

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Take a shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Portillo.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

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

1
night
Portillo, Chile

Portillo ©
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 25th (Tue), hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portillo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Valle Nevado to Portillo takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Portillo

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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. Kids will enjoy Valle De La Luna and Pukara de Quitor. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Piedras, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Portillo to San Pedro de Atacama with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Visiting Volcan Misti and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Catalina Monastery and Arequipa Massage. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get the adrenaline pumping with MotoAndes, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and don't miss a visit to Maqueta del Colca.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa driving holiday app.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Parks
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti

2
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
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 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then head outdoors with Row Peru Adventures. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain interesting insight with Suri Explorer and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puno online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, expect Puno to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Tours · Parks
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Suri Explorer ©
Suri Explorer

1
night
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 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu holiday builder tool.

Getting from Puno to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu

2
nights
Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Manu National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manu National Park journey tool.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Manu National Park

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Huascaran and Duck Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Huascaran National Park: Chacas (Museo de Chacas & Santuario de Mama Ashu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huascaran National Park trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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