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
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Salinas de Maras and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Moray in Maras, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, trek along exploor, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Cusco to be cooler, around 36°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Cusco

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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. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santiago holiday app.

Getting from Cusco to Santiago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valle Nevado trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Portillo online travel route planner.

You can drive from Valle Nevado to Portillo in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Portillo

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

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Geyser del Tatio and Valle De La Luna. Escape the urban bustle at On Safari Atacama and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Piedras.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portillo to San Pedro de Atacama. In September, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 17th (Thu): catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Alpaca AB. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and then get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 September, Arequipa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Nature · Fun & Games · Spas
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti

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 19th (Sat): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in style at Inca Sauna and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puno trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arequipa in September: high temperatures in Puno hover around 66°F and lows are around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

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You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manu National Park trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Huascaran and Duck Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Huascaran National Park side-trips: Chacas (Museo de Chacas & Santuario de Mama Ashu). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna 69, get outside with Laguna Llaca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Huascaran National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) 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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