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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, stop by Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, and contemplate the long history of Qorikancha.

To plan Cusco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

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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.
Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Attractions like Cerro Santa Lucia and Plaza de Armas make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Horse Riding Chile, examine the collection at Museo de la Moda, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Santiago online vacation builder.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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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 Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. Attractions like Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, look for all kinds of wild species at On Safari Atacama, and look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 4th (Wed), do some two-wheel cruising with MotoAndes, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally stop by Alpaca AB. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Arequipa Massage, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November: highs in Arequipa hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · 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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Architectural Building
Plaza de Armas
4.7

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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 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puno online journey planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in November, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) 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. On the 8th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maras visit planner.

Getting from Puno to Maras by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park.

Find out how to plan Manu National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. On the 11th (Wed), 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.
Visiting Huascaran and Laguna Chinancocha will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally browse the exhibits of Galeria Indigo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) 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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