15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Santo Toribio
— 1 night
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Iquitos
— 1 night
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Puerto Maldonado
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 3 nights

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Santo Toribio

Santo Toribio
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Iguana Lodge & Camp.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santo Toribio day trip planning tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Santo Toribio is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Jose to Santo Toribio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Santo Toribio

Wildlife · Parks
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Iquitos

Iquitos ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and then stroll through La Isla De Los Monos.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iquitos trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santo Toribio to Iquitos. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks
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Nature / Park
La Isla De Los Monos
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Amazon Rescue Center
4.4

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Trujillo

Trujillo ©

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Senor de Huaman, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, then steep yourself in history at Site Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trujillo route planner.

You can fly from Iquitos to Trujillo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iquitos in January: high temperatures in Trujillo hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Trujillo

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5
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Historic Site
La Huaca del Sol
4.6
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Historic Site
Site Museum
4.7

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Arequipa

Arequipa ©

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 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), then wander the streets of Yanahuara, then don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Arequipa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Trujillo in January: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Arequipa
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
4.6

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Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Explore hidden gems such as Mariposario Tambopata and Panthera Sanctuary. Step out of Puerto Maldonado to go to Tambopata National Reserve and see Lago Sandoval, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Puerto Maldonado Tours, take a peaceful walk through Monkey Island, snap pictures at Puente Billinghurst, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Inkaterra Ecological Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Maldonado online trip maker.

You can fly from Arequipa to Puerto Maldonado in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Arequipa in January; daily highs in Puerto Maldonado reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Cusco

Cusco ©

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 Tipon and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tambomachay and Q'enqo. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and explore the ancient world of Twelve Angled Stone.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in January, things will get cooler in Cusco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trip

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.4

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