15 days in Chile & Machu Picchu Itinerary

15 days in Chile & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Machu Picchu, Peru

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Machu Picchu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 6 hours. You'll set off for San Pedro de Atacama on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna and then examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Museo del Meteorito and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to San Pedro de Atacama. January in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Santiago, Chile

— 3 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

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

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Hanga Roa, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, then make a trip to Rano Raraku, and then stop by Tamure Shop. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Anakena, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, and then explore the activities along Orongo.

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Fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in January: high temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.

Easter Island travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.