19 days in Lima & Santiago Itinerary

19 days in Lima & Santiago Itinerary

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19 days in Lima & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 11 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Relax by the water at Playa Santa Maria del Mar and El Silencio. Shop till you drop at Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar) and Plaza San Miguel. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lima road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Lima at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Santa Maria del Mar, El Silencio
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

11
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Arca del Pequen Granja Educativa Copequen. Explore hidden gems such as Vina Santa Rita and Casa de Isla Negra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Playa El Canelillo (in Algarrobo), Concon Dunes (in Concon) and Casablanca (Bodegas RE & Kingston Family Vineyards). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Isidora Goyenechea, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Sport.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Santiago road trip planner.

Getting from Lima to Santiago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Casablanca, Playa El Canelillo, Concon Dunes, Arca del Pequen Granja Educativa Copequen
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Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Agua Dulce, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo and then kick back and relax at Balneario Embajadores.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lima day trip planning site .

Fly from Santiago to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Agua Dulce
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Playa Agua Dulce ©
Playa Agua Dulce
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Spas

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