16 days in Chile, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

16 days in Chile, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso online trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Valparaiso is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lisbon to Valparaiso due to the time zone difference. April in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Casablanca, Matetic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, then shop like a local with Patio Bellavista, and finally examine the collection at La Chascona. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour builder website.

Drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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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 in touch with nature at Valle De La Luna and Geyser del Tatio. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama vacation planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge and then wander the streets of Las Penas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Guayaquil by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April: highs in Guayaquil hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then visit Miraflores, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip planner.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Lima in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in April, things will get a bit cooler in Lima: highs are around 76°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Qorikancha and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Salinas de Maras in Maras--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take a stroll through San Blas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

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Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in April, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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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 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, get great views at Intipuncu, then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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