26 days in Peru, Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

26 days in Peru, Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

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26 days in Peru, Chile & Mendoza Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
7
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
9
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
10
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Riga, Latvia

2
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.
On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lima travel planner.

Riga, Latvia to Lima is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Riga to Lima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in July, you will find days in Lima are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
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.
Museo Inka has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cusco online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Museo Inka ©
Museo Inka
Pisac ©
Pisac

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online route planner .

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa journey planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in July since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, then walk around El Parque del Amor, and then take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lima online day trip planner .

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Parque del Amor ©
El Parque del Amor
Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To plan San Pedro de Atacama vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lima to San Pedro de Atacama in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lima to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Lima in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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.
Santa Lucia Hill has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

Planning Santiago trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Parque General San Martin and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza route planning site .

Getting from Santiago to Mendoza by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza. July in Mendoza sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Ovahe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Mendoza to Hanga Roa with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Mendoza in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hanga Roa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena ©
Anakena

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