25 days in Bucharest, Peru & Chile Itinerary

25 days in Bucharest, Peru & Chile Itinerary

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25 days in Bucharest, Peru & Chile Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
2
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Coyhaique, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Bucharest, Romania


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2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Radu Voda Monastery. There's lots more to do: go all around town with City Tours, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiport is Henri Coandă International Airport. April in Bucharest sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Santa Maria del Mar and Playa Penascal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Huaca Pucllana. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Miraflores, visit Barranco, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and kick back and relax at Balneario Embajadores.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lima trip builder website.

Getting from Bucharest to Lima by flight takes about 20.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Lima is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in April, you will find days in Lima are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lima to Machu Picchu by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to San Blas, take in the exciting artwork at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online travel planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cusco in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coyhaique road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Coyhaique in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in May, you will find days in Coyhaique are cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Region IX Ltd. Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Pirque (Vina El Principal, Concha y Toro, &more), Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards & Emiliana Organic Vineyards) and Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). And it doesn't end there: stop by Barrio Bellavista, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Coyhaique to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pirque, Casablanca, Region IX Ltd, Casa Marin Winery
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Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards

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