28 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

28 days in Peru, Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
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Lima, Peru

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

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Austin, USA to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Austin, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Cusco, Peru

— 7 nights

Imperial City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray), Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Pisac (in Pisac). On the 13th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco vacation builder app.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Lima in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Paz, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Tiwanaku in Tiwanaku--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, look for gifts at ComArt Tukuypaj, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Paz tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cusco to La Paz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. Traveling from Cusco in August, expect La Paz to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 4 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Step out of Uyuni with an excursion to Pueblo Pulacayo in Potosi--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Ferroviaria, and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

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You can fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in August, expect nights in Uyuni to be a bit warmer, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 3 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, look for all kinds of wild species at Río Putana, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

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Getting from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in August, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much warmer (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Santiago, Chile

— 4 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Valle Nevado to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

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Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.