20 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

20 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, stroll through La Parva Ski Resort, and take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago journey website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 4 nights

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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Piedras, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Cusco, Peru — 5 nights

Imperial City

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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Cerveceria Willkamayu in Urubamba, approximately Urubamba away. On the 4th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, hike along exploor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco. In September in Cusco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 5 nights

City of the Kings

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Barranco.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lima trip planner.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, Lima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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