18 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

18 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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18 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  39​h
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
6
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Machu Picchu is an approximately 39-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and exploor. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Cusco trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 30th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Andean Culture Distillery, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon. On the next day, cruise along WMDR Yungas Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read La Paz attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cusco in October, with highs in La Paz at 19°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Get outdoors at Salar de Uyuni and Isla Incahuasi. Change things up with a short trip to Museo de la Llama y la Sal in Colchani (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez, and learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from La Paz in November, plan for slightly colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 12°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature 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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Uyuni, expect much warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd and then learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, and then examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santiago road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Region IX Ltd, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

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