14 days in Peru Itinerary

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Lima
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Ontario

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Lima — 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Amazonka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Lima trip maker website.

Ontario, USA to Lima is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ontario to Lima. When traveling from Ontario in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 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 11th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu journey website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Ollantaytambo.
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Ollantaytambo — 3 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ollantaytambo: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Cusco.
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Cusco — 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.
On the 17th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and trek along exploor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco travel route site.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.
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Arequipa — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally stop by Alpaca AB.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Peru travel guide

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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.
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