24 days in Chile, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

24 days in Chile, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 1 night
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Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
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Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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Santiago, Chile

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

Make your Santiago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Milan, Italy to Santiago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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 dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Machuca, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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La Paz, Bolivia

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 12th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Paz takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puno online attractions planner.

You can drive from La Paz to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Puno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from La Paz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature

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Arequipa, Peru

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally stop by La Iberica.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa road trip planner.

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in June, plan for much hotter nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Shopping

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Cusco, Peru

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, trek along exploor, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Machu Picchu, Peru

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 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Lima, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then wander the streets of Miraflores. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lima trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.

Bolivia travel guide

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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.

Peru travel guide

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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.