58 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

58 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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58 days in Chile, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 10 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 6 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Puno, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Calama, Chile
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Concepcion, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Pucon, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Osorno, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

6
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take a stroll through Barranco, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Peru Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Porto Alegre in December, plan for little chillier days in Lima, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo), Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba) and Pisac (in Pisac). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cusco journey maker website .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lima, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Iglesia de Urubamba, Pisac, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, 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

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machu Picchu: Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora) and Zipline (in Santa Teresa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Machu Picchu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Ruinas de Choquequirao, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

5
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia San Pedro (in Juli), Pukara Archaeological Site (in Pucara) and Iglesia Apostol Santiago (in Lampa). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Arco Deustua, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puno driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Puno takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Puno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Copacabana.

Things to do in Puno

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Iglesia San Pedro, Pukara Archaeological Site, Iglesia Apostol Santiago
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

3
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.
Copacabana is known for nature, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copacabana trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Puno to Copacabana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to La Paz.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

7
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Take a break from La Paz with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the La Paz holiday app .

You can take a bus from Copacabana to La Paz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in La Paz sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

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 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uyuni vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from La Paz to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from La Paz in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Uyuni, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

3
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Mina de Chuquicamata, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and then browse the different shops at Mall Plaza Calama. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Juan Bautista, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, and then make a trip to Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Calama online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uyuni to Calama. Traveling from Uyuni in January, you will find days in Calama are warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Calama

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu ©
Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

2
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Machuca, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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

3
nights
Concepcion, Chile

Concepcion ©
Concepcion has emerged as one of the most industrialized and developed metropolises of Chile, with a population approaching 300,000 and a long history of trade and commerce centered around its main port.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): fly down the slopes at Termas de Chillan and then walk around Parque Pedro del Rio Zanartu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Universidad de Concepcion, admire the masterpieces at Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca, and then stroll around Parque Ecuador.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Concepcion driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Concepcion by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Concepcion, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Concepcion

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Termas de Chillan
Highlights from your plan
Termas de Chillan ©
Termas de Chillan
Universidad de Concepcion ©
Universidad de Concepcion
Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca ©
Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca

3
nights
Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
When in Pucon, make a side trip to see Mercado Fritz in Villarrica, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huerquehue National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pucon journey maker tool .

Drive from Concepcion to Pucon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Osorno.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Mercado Fritz
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Los Pozones ©
Los Pozones
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

3
nights
Osorno, Chile

Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
On the 6th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see the interesting displays at Auto Museum Moncopulli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Mateo, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Osorno.

Plan my day in Osorno using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Pucon to Osorno by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Osorno are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Osorno

Spas Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Auto Museum Moncopulli
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo
Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno ©

3
nights
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Take a break from Puerto Montt with a short trip to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales in Puerto Varas, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, take in the waterfront at Muelle de Paseo, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Montt travel planner.

You can drive from Osorno to Puerto Montt in 1.5 hours. February in Puerto Montt sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Varas
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©

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