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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Cristóbal Hill and Cerro Santa Lucia. Get outdoors at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Comunidad Ecologica de Penalolen. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo in San Jose de Maipo, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Horse Riding Chile, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago route builder site.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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 Valle De La Luna make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques and Termas Banos de Puritama. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, stop by Libreria Del Desierto, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

Find out how to plan San Pedro de Atacama trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

2
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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 12th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Mundo Alpaca, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then get out on two wheels at MotoAndes, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, and finally don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip itinerary maker.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November: highs in Arequipa hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arequipa in November since evenings lows in Puno dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Moray and then contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maras trip planner.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maras, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Manu National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manu National Park day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. On the 19th (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 in touch with nature at Huascaran and Duck Canyon. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera Blanca Summit, explore the activities along Laguna Chinancocha, get outside with Laguna Llaca, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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 23rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time 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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Museo Larco
4.8

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