15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru travel route planner
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Lima
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 4 nights
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Puno
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Mancora
— 3 nights
Drive to Capitan Montes Airport, Fly to Toronto

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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 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lima travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. In May, Lima is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca Arequipa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa, Arequipa., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Alvaro Valdivia - Anticuario.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Head to Mercado Central de San Pedro and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cuscofor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacred Valley of the Incas and Moray. Venture out of the city with trips to Piquillacta (in Huarcapay) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). The adventure continues: trek along exploor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Tipon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de la Sagrada Familia.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planning app.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Puno.
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Puno — 1 night

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sillustani, then don't miss a visit to Arco Deustua, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puno trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Puno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then admire the natural beauty at Mandor. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planning site.

You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Municipal de Moche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chan Chan and then steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trujillo online route planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mancora.
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Mancora — 3 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
On the 18th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Pocitas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Organos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vichayito, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mancora.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mancora planner.

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Mancora takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Trujillo in May; daily highs in Mancora reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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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