58 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

58 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

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58 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

Santiago, Chile
Drive:  2​h
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
Valparaiso, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 15​min
Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
bus:  8​h
Pucon, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
La Serena, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cusco, Peru
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Santiago, Chile

2
days
Santa Cruz, Chile

The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 1st (Thu), learn about winemaking at Laura Hartwig Winery and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at MontGras, do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, then do a tasting at Lapostolle Clos Apalta, and finally learn about winemaking at Neyen Winery.

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Santiago to Santa Cruz is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

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Wineries Museums
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Viu Manent Winery
Colchagua Museum
MontGras

5
days
Hanga Roa, Chile

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rapa Nui National Park and Rano Raraku. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Orongo and Ahu Tongariki. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ovahe, examine the collection at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe, and contemplate the long history of Ahu Vinapu.

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Getting from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa by combination of taxi, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in February: highs in Hanga Roa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Valparaiso.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Easter Island
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Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki
Orongo

4
days
Valparaiso, Chile

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Let the collections at Casa de Isla Negra and Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda's House) and Palacio Valle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Vina Casas del Bosque (in Casablanca) and Playa Amarilla (in Concon). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Renaca, try to win big at Vina del Mar Casino, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, and don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso is 2 hours. In February, Valparaiso is a bit cooler than Hanga Roa - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Vina Casas del Bosque, Casa de Isla Negra, Playa Amarilla
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Renaca
Casa de Isla Negra
Vina Casas del Bosque

4
days
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Grey and Patagonia Line. Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories and La Tehuelche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, hike along Mirador Cerro Dorotea, get outside with Dragon de la Patagonia, and explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in February, with highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Arenas.

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Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Glacier Grey
Cueva del Milodon

4
days
Punta Arenas, Chile

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nao Victoria Museo and Palacio Sara Braun. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cementerio Municipal and Museo. Spend the 20th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Pali Aike. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Ovejero.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Pali Aike
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo

4
days
Castro, Chile

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de Rilan and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Castro and Playa Lechagua. Step out of Castro to go to Ancud and see Museo Regional de Ancud, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Castro vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Punta Arenas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castro, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Ancud, Iglesia de Rilan
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Chiloe National Park
Church of Castro
Iglesia de Rilan

4
days
Pucon, Chile

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Huerquehue National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from the city and head to Villarrica and Canyoning Pucon. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Geometricas, admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Castro to Pucon by bus takes about 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to La Serena.

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Nature Parks Outdoors
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Termas Geometricas
Huerquehue National Park
Villarrica

4
days
La Serena, Chile

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isla Damas and Totoralillo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cruz Del Tercer Milenio and Catedral de La Serena. Explore La Serena's surroundings by going to Tongoy (Humedal de Pachingo & Playas Socos). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenida del Mar, admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Herradura, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the La Serena tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pucon to La Serena in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in La Serena sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coquimbo, Tongoy
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Isla Damas
Valle del Elqui
Totoralillo

5
days
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Get in touch with nature at Laguna Tebinquinche and Termas Banos de Puritama. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, make a trip to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs, admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Pedro de Atacama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Cejar.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from La Serena in March, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara
Laguna Tebinquinche
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

1
day
Iquique, Chile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cavancha, take a stroll through Baquedano Street, then learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iquique sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, Iquique is much warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Cavancha
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Baquedano Street

2
days
Arequipa, Peru

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and finally explore the galleries of Cathedral of Arequipa Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Iquique to Arequipa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Iquique to Arequipa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Iquique in March, things will get a bit cooler in Arequipa: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery
Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

10
days
Cusco, Peru

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.
Sacred Valley of the Incas and Sacsayhuaman are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tipon and Salinas de Maras. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Huchuy Qosco (in Calca), Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries) and Moray (in Maras). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, make a trip to Twelve Angle Stone, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in March, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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Ollantaytambo, Moray, Huchuy Qosco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Tipon

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