15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 3 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Fly
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Paracas
— 1 night
Drive
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
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Arequipa

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): 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, then get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Virreinal, then explore the galleries of Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then admire the masterpieces at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and finally get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Arequipa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Mercado Central de San Pedro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Tipon. The adventure continues: hike along exploor, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cusco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Cusco, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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Machu Picchu

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 13th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, stroll through Mandor, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and finally contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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Maras

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maras online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Paracas

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja, explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., then see Off-Road Tours, and finally make a trip to The Chandelier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paracas trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Maras to Paracas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maras in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paracas, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Lima

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning website.

Getting from Paracas to Lima by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, then explore the activities along Amazon River, and finally stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Iquitos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Lima in August, you will find days in Iquitos are warmer (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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.