7 days in Machu Picchu & Santiago Itinerary

7 days in Machu Picchu & Santiago Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Santiago, Chile
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Machu Picchu, Peru

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 Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Machu Picchu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. 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 · Wildlife · Parks
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Mandor ©
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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

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 Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Reñaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Mirador Lukas (in Valparaiso), Roca Oceanica (in Concon) and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck (in Vina del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra, kick back and relax at Playa Punta De Tralca, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago itinerary planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Santiago in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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La Chascona ©
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La Chascona
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