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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Valle Nevado, Chile
— 1 night
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Portillo, Chile
— 1 night
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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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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Manu National Park, Peru
— 2 nights
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Moray (in Maras) and Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and trek along with Kenko Adventures.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cusco online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

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

5
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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 enjoy San Cristóbal Hill and La Parva Ski Resort. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago holiday builder app.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

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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

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Valle Nevado day trip planning website.

Getting from Santiago to Valle Nevado by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portillo.

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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Portillo, Chile

Portillo ©
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Portillo sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Valle Nevado to Portillo takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Geyser del Tatio and Valle De La Luna. Escape the urban bustle at On Safari Atacama and Termas Banos de Puritama. When in San Pedro de Atacama, make a side trip to see Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, approximately Antofagasta away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Portillo to San Pedro de Atacama with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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

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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 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arequipa tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On the next day, soak in style at Inca Sauna and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arequipa in September, with highs in Puno at 66°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Baths
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Inca Sauna ©
Inca Sauna

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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 17th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and then look for gifts at Mapi Art.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mapi Art ©
Mapi Art

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Manu National Park, Peru

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

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manu National Park journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Manu National Park

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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

4
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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 Chinancocha. Get out of town with these interesting Huascaran National Park side-trips: Chacas (Museo de Chacas & Santuario de Mama Ashu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, get outside with Laguna Llaca, appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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