7 days in Machu Picchu & Santiago Itinerary

7 days in Machu Picchu & Santiago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  13 h
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Machu Picchu is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Reñaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Roca Oceanica (in Concon), Museo Mirador Lukas (in Valparaiso) and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta De Tralca.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Santiago is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Playa Punta De Tralca, Roca Oceanica, Casa de Isla Negra, Museo Mirador Lukas
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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