14 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

14 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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


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 8th (Tue): stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Amazon River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iquitos sightseeing planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Iquitos is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Iquitos, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Iquitos reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, then admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and finally get great views at Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Getting from Iquitos to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Spas. And it doesn't end there: trek along exploor, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, look for gifts at Altiplano Collective, and steep yourself in history at Tipon.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco journey builder site.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Cerro Calvario and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla del Sol. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Copacabana trip itinerary planning website.

You can 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 changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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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 18th (Fri), look for gifts at La Iberica, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, then wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa.

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Traveling by car from Copacabana to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Peru travel guide

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

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.