17 days in San Pedro de Atacama, La Paz & Machu Picchu Itinerary

17 days in San Pedro de Atacama, La Paz & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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La Paz, Bolivia

— 5 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Explore La Paz's surroundings by going to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Paz trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, look for gifts at Mapi Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel site.

Getting from La Paz to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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