17 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

17 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

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17 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  22​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lima road trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lima is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dubai to Lima. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Lima to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

1
night
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 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Artesanias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen ©
Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen
Artesanias ©
Artesanias

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, then don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at WMDR Yungas Road.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour website .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to La Paz in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to La Paz. In April in La Paz, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal and then see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uyuni day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from La Paz in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

2
nights
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.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower, get great views at Sky Costanera, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Santiago in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

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
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pea, get impressive views of Rano Raraku, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ovahe.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanga Roa holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa. In April, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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