30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Chile Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 nights
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Manu National Park, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Maras, Peru
— 1 night
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then make a trip to Miraflores.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lima online attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Lima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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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 Llaca. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Manu National Park.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Must see
Laguna 69
4.9
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World heritage site
Huascaran
4.6

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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the views at Kosnipata Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manu National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Huascaran National Park to Manu National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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1
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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 31st (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
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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 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maras trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Maras sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
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Ruin
Moray
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 2nd (Mon): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puno trip builder site.

Getting from Maras to Puno by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puno when traveling from Maras in November, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally stop by Alpaca AB.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa day trip app.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puno in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Fun & Games · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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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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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.
Get outdoors at Geyser del Tatio and Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques. Bring the kids along to Valle De La Luna and Pukara de Quitor. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, look and learn at San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 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. Traveling from Arequipa in November, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be little chillier, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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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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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 La Chascona. Visiting Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Horse Riding Chile will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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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. Bring the kids along to Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, take a stroll through San Blas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santiago to Cusco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

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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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Must see
exploor
4.8

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