60 days in Colombia, Peru & Chile Itinerary

60 days in Colombia, Peru & Chile Itinerary

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60 days in Colombia, Peru & Chile Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 7 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  10​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
4
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
5
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Pucon, Chile
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
9
Iquique, Chile
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

7
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get in touch with nature at Aviario Nacional de Colombia and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Torre del Reloj and Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Plaza Santo Domingo, don't miss a visit to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Trinidad, and steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena travel planning tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cartagena is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cartagena, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aviario Nacional de Colombia
Highlights from your plan
Torre del Reloj ©
Torre del Reloj
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Spratt Bight and Aquanautas. Relax by the water at Playa de San Luis and Playa Charquitos. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, kick back and relax at Cocoplum Bay, and head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to San Andres Island takes 3.5 hours. October in San Andres Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mare
Highlights from your plan
Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Cayo Bolivar ©
Cayo Bolivar

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mariposario de Machupicchu. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor and take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planning website .

Getting from San Andres Island to Machu Picchu by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ahu Tahai and Rano Kau. Step out of the city life by going to Rapa Nui National Park and Orongo. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, kick back and relax at Playa Ovahe, stroll through Anakena Beach, and get impressive views of Rano Raraku.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hanga Roa itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa takes 18 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Anakena ©
Anakena
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

3
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Cementerio Municipal and Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Expedicion Fitz Roy and Salesian Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, view the masterpieces at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno, take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho, and head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas online journey planner .

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in October: high temperatures in Punta Arenas hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

4
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Visiting Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Lake Llanquihue will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Varas side-trips: Frutillar (Muelle Frutillar & Museo Colonial Aleman). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and get impressive views of Volcan Osorno.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Varas online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Varas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in October, expect nights in Puerto Varas to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Frutillar, Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Villarrica and Neltume Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial. Step off the beaten path and head to Huerquehue National Park and Lake Caburga. Change things up with these side-trips from Pucon: Villarrica (Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo & Mercado Fritz) and Saltos del Huilo-Huilo (in Neltume). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Ojos del Caburga, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, and get outside with Canyoning Pucon.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pucon attractions app .

Drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Villarrica, Neltume
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Get a sense of the local culture at Pukara de Quitor and Father Le Paige Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Getting from Pucon to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

1
night
Iquique, Chile

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, wander the streets of Baquedano Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, and then head outdoors with Oasisfly Paragliding.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Iquique online trip planner .

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Plaza de Armas. Take a break from the city and head to Playa los Arcos and Canon de Cotahuasi. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Yanahuara, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Virreinal Santa Teresa, get out on two wheels at MotoAndes, and examine the collection at Cathedral of Arequipa Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Iquique to Arequipa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iquique to Arequipa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Moray and Tipon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacred Valley of the Incas and Salinas de Maras. Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 26th (Tue) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Cusco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Tipon ©
Tipon
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

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