19 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

19 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

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19 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  8​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  12​h
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 45​min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
6
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Lima is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

1
day
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 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at WMDR Yungas Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then have fun at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cusco in March, things will get a bit cooler in La Paz: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
Highlights from your plan
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia

1
night
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Cal Orck'o, explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally stop by Inca Pallay Shop.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sucre sightseeing app .

You can fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA

1
day
Valparaiso, Chile

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 25th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sucre to Valparaiso in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sucre in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valparaiso, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santiago online holiday planner .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, then explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, and finally browse the collection at Libreria Del Desierto.

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Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 31st (Tue), head off the coast to 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, hike along Senda Andina, and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Uyuni trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and car from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March: highs in Uyuni hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Trails

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

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