16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
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Lima
— 1 night
Fly
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lima
— 1 night
Drive
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Ica
— Few hours
Drive
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Nazca
— 1 night
Drive
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Lima
— 1 night
Fly
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo
— 1 day
Train
9
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 1 night
Fly
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Lima
— 1 night
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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.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary site.

Melbourne, Australia to Lima is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lima due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Lima at 22°C and lows at 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

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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.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iquitos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Iquitos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Lima in July, plan for much warmer days in Iquitos, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Lima

City of the Kings

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lima online tour planner.

Getting from Iquitos to Lima by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Iquitos, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Ica.
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Highlights from your trip

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Ica

Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Oasis of Huacachina has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Oasis of Huacachina.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ica attractions planner.

Getting from Lima to Ica by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, Ica is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Ica

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

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Nazca

The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Nasca Lines has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Nasca Lines.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nazca road trip tool.

Drive from Ica to Nazca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lima.
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

1
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Lima

City of the Kings

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Lima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Cusco on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Lima

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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.
You've added Cusco Cathedral, Q'enqo, Tambomachay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, then explore the ancient world of Puka Pukara, then explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and finally explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco. On the next day, take a memorable excursion with Rainbow Mountain Cusco and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, expect colder with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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Ollantaytambo

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries. On the 19th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries and then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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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.
Huayna Picchu has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Picchu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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Cusco

Imperial City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Salinas de Maras as well as Moray. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Moray, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cusco journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Puno

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Puno is little chillier than Cusco - with highs of 20°C and lows of -5°C. You'll set off for Lima on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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Lima

City of the Kings

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find out how to plan a trip to Lima, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Puno to Lima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Puno in July since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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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.