28 days in Peru, Bolivia & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

28 days in Peru, Bolivia & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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28 days in Peru, Bolivia & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h
9
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lascar and Laguna Chaxa. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagunas Baltinache, head outdoors with White And Green International Travel - Day Tour, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and make a trip to ALMA Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours
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Lascar ©
Lascar
Laguna Chaxa ©
Laguna Chaxa
Walking tours

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then see the interesting displays at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uyuni itinerary planner.

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, plan for much colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 10°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Universidad de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, then examine the collection at El Centro Turistico Comunitario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Clara Convent. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Little Eiffel Tower, ponder the design of Fuente del Bicentenario, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sucre Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Lazaro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sucre attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Sucre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in April, expect nights in Sucre to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums
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Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent
Basilica de San Francisco ©
Basilica de San Francisco
Parroquia de San Lazaro ©
Parroquia de San Lazaro

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Huayna Potosi and National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mirador Killi Killi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chacaltaya Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Illimani, and see Off-Road Tours.

To plan La Paz vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Sucre to La Paz in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in April, things will get a bit cooler in La Paz: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi
Mirador Killi Killi ©
Mirador Killi Killi
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Horca del Inca, then examine the collection at Museo del Poncho, and then don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna, and then get great views at Cerro Calvario.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copacabana trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Horca del Inca ©
Horca del Inca

3
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Umayo and Iglesia Apostol Santiago. Step out of Puno with an excursion to Capachica Peninsula in Juliaca--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Plaza de Armas, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Puma Uta, don't miss a visit to Portal de Aramu Muru, and take a tour of Yavari Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puno day trip tool .

You can drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copacabana to Puno due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Chullpas, Capachica Peninsula
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Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo
Capachica Peninsula ©
Capachica Peninsula
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and then make a trip to Canteras de Sillar. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Chachani, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at La Iberica.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Puno in April since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Chachani
Chachani

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Montana de Siete Colores. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas), Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero) and Piquillacta (in Huarcapay). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arequipa in April since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Piquillacta
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exploor ©
exploor
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas

1
night
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 4th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Willkamayu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Urubamba, and finally make a trip to Encuentros Andinos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo travel planner.

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urubamba
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Off-Road Tours
Cerveceria Willkamayu ©
Cerveceria Willkamayu

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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mirador de Llactapata, admire the sheer force of Cascadas Allcamayo, then get a sense of history and politics at Serpost, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu route maker tool .

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mirador de Llactapata
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

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