6 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

6 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights


Santiago, Chile — 1 night

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Santiago online trip planner.

Chapeco, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu tour planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Machu Picchu in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, then admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at exploor.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planning site.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. November in Cusco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Tours
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Chile travel guide

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.

Peru travel guide

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.