30 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

30 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

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30 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Calama, Chile
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
6
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
8
Cusco, Peru
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
10
Ica, Peru
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
11
Paracas, Peru
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
On the 31st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago journey planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Calama.

Things to do in Santiago

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

1
day
Calama, Chile

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica, then head outdoors with Sol Del Desierto, then make a trip to Mina de Chuquicamata, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza Calama.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calama travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Santiago to Calama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Calama

Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mall Plaza Calama ©
Mall Plaza Calama
Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

6
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Senda Andina and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni planning app .

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. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, you will find days in Uyuni are much colder (1°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 10th (Tue), explore and take pictures at WMDR Yungas Road. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Valley of the Moon, then explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, and then contemplate the long history of Laja.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our La Paz online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in September, plan for warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol, and then take some stellar pictures from Cerro Calvario.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Copacabana online route maker .

Take a bus from La Paz to Copacabana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

1
night
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno trip maker site .

You can drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. September in Puno sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras), Pisac (ChocoMuseo Pisac & Pisac) and Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu & Iglesia de Urubamba). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pisac, Urubamba, Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Oro del Peru, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs, then don't miss a visit to Plaza San Martin, then ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), and finally stop by Mercado Los Incas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima trip planner .

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Cusco in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Lima

Shopping Museums Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Los Incas ©
Mercado Los Incas
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Ica, Peru

Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna De Huacachina, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then learn about winemaking at Tacama, and finally see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at El Catador and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ica online tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Lima to Ica takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ica can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Paracas.

Things to do in Ica

Outdoors Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Regional Museum of Ica
Regional Museum of Ica
El Catador ©
El Catador

1
day
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to The Chandelier and then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paracas trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ica to Paracas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
On the 27th (Fri), stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip builder .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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