14 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

14 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Iquitos, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly to Juliaca, Bus to Copacabana
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Iquitos, Peru

— 2 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, then stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and finally explore the activities along Amazon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iquitos online tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Iquitos is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Iquitos is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Iquitos hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, then admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Iquitos to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Spas. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Q'enqo. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, look for gifts at Altiplano Collective, see exploor, and delve into the distant past at Tipon.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cusco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Cusco

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Copacabana, Bolivia

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario and then hike along Isla del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Copacabana trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Copacabana in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Arequipa, Peru

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 29th (Wed), look for gifts at La Iberica, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage, get a taste of life in the country at Mundo Alpaca, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa vacation planning app.

You can drive from Copacabana to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copacabana to Arequipa is minus 1 hour. In September in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.