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
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
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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
— 3 nights
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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5
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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cusco attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kids will enjoy San Cristóbal Hill and Cerro Santa Lucia. Get outdoors at Horse Riding Chile and Parque Bicentenario de la Infancia. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder site.

You can fly from Cusco to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Santiago is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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5
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Valle De La Luna and Salar de Tara. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, and get curious at Museo del Meteorito.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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 5th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip maker tool.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, expect nights in Arequipa to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Fun & Games · Spas · Museums
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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.
Start 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 take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Sillustani.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puno visit planning site.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 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 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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maras trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) 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.
On the 9th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) 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 10th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Kosnipata Valley.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manu National Park online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Huascaran and Duck Canyon. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Laguna 69, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, and admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Huascaran National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Must see
Laguna 69
4.9
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer 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. In November, daytime highs in Lima are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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