30 days in Santiago & Peru Itinerary

30 days in Santiago & Peru Itinerary

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30 days in Santiago & Peru Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
3
Ica, Peru
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Paracas, Peru
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Ica, Peru
— 3 nights
bus:  16​h 15​min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, ponder the world of politics at La Moneda, and walk around Parque Araucano.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip website .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Sky Costanera ©
Sky Costanera

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

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

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Lima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. October in Lima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites 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
Ica, Peru

Ica ©
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.
Huacachina Tours SAC has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Canon de los Perdidos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): see the world from above with Huacachina Tours SAC.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ica trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Lima to Ica takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Ica sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Paracas.

Things to do in Ica

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Huacachina Tours SAC ©
Huacachina Tours SAC

3
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Step out of Paracas to go to Pisco and see Ballestas Islands, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas, explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., take some stellar pictures from La Catedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paracas vacation maker .

Take a bus from Ica to Paracas in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ballestas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
La Catedral ©
La Catedral
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier

3
nights
Ica, Peru

Enjoy Ica some more: do a tasting at Tacama, see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica, contemplate the waterfront views at Oasis of Huacachina, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ica online attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Paracas to Ica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Ica

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tambomachay as well as Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the 24th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, then explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and finally explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ica to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Ica in October, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, spas, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tambomachay as well as Sacred Valley of the Incas. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, stop by Hilo, and then explore the ancient world of Tambomachay. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, and then make a trip to Pisac.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
nights
Lima, Peru

See even more of Lima: stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, stroll through El Parque del Amor, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lima road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in November since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Explore Santiago further: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santiago online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lima to Santiago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Santiago is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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