16 days in Paracas, Machu Picchu & Easter Island Itinerary

16 days in Paracas, Machu Picchu & Easter Island Itinerary

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16 days in Paracas, Machu Picchu & Easter Island Itinerary

Start: San Pedro, Belize
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  72​h
1
Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
+4
train + foot + bus + taxi + Fly:  23​h 45​min
3
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: San Pedro, Belize

2
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Chandelier and then stroll through La Catedral. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas and then explore and take pictures at Ballestas Islands.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Paracas online itinerary builder .

San Pedro, Belize to Paracas is an approximately 72-hour flight. Traveling from San Pedro to Paracas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro in September, you will find days in Paracas are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Paracas

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Ballestas Islands
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier
Ballestas Islands ©
Ballestas Islands

5
nights
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.
Explore Machu Picchu's surroundings by going to Salinas de Maras (in Maras), Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pumamarca Ruins, & more) and Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Paracas to Machu Picchu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Hacienda del Chalan, Salinas de Maras
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rano Raraku, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and look for gifts at Tamure Rapa Nui.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena Beach ©
Anakena Beach

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