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

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

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Route & dates

1
Lima, Peru
— 8 nights
2
Huacachina, Peru
— 1 night
3
Arequipa, Peru
— 7 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 12 nights
5
Puno, Peru
— 6 nights
6
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 3 nights
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 8 nights
8
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 8 nights


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8
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lima tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Huacachina.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

1
night
Huacachina, Peru

On the 22nd (Sat), push the limits with SandSnow School and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Huacachina trip site.

You can drive from Lima to Huacachina in 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Huacachina can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Huacachina

Outdoors · Tours
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Off-Road Tours
SandSnow School ©
SandSnow School

7
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.
When in Arequipa, make a side trip to see Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari, approximately Lari away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevado De Mismi, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and steep yourself in history at Palacio de Goyeneche.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa vacation app.

Explore your travel options from Huacachina to Arequipa with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Huacachina in May, with highs in Arequipa at 69°F and lows at 48°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras), Urubamba (Iglesia de Urubamba & Cerveceria Willkamayu) and Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu). On the 4th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, Cusco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisac, Maras, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

6
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.
Explore Puno's surroundings by going to Capachica Peninsula (in Juliaca), Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). On the 16th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, and surround yourself with nature on Suri Explorer.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puno trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°F in Puno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Capachica Peninsula, Main Gate, Chullpas, Fertility Temple
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Copacabana is known for trails, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Isla del Sol, don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario, and head off the coast to Isla De La Luna.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copacabana online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puno to Copacabana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puno to Copacabana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

8
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Potosi, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip planner.

You can drive from Copacabana to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in La Paz sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Vertical Route ©
Vertical Route
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 29th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uyuni trip planning tool.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from La Paz, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Plaza Arce ©
Plaza Arce

8
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.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Antofagasta and see Salar de Atacama, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in July: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 9:
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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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