19 days in Peru Itinerary

19 days in Peru Itinerary

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Trujillo
— 1 night
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Mancora
— 2 nights
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
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Paracas
— 2 nights
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Lima
— 2 nights

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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 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, and then look for gifts at Corazon Verde.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Trujillo vacation tool.

Lima to Trujillo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in March, plan for little chillier days in Trujillo, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mancora.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum

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Mancora

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 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Las Pocitas Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mancora. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus and then head outdoors with Zona Kite Mancora.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mancora trip planner.

You can drive from Trujillo to Mancora in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Trujillo in March, with highs in Mancora at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Mancora

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Las Pocitas Beach ©
Las Pocitas Beach
Playa Mancora ©
Playa Mancora

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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 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iquitos road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mancora to Iquitos in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Iquitos can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Iquitos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, look for gifts at La Iberica, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, then wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca, then explore the galleries of Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and finally explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Iquitos to Arequipa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in March, expect Arequipa to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, then stroll around Parque Huajsapata, then stroll around Parque Pino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Antonio. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in March, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo
Iglesia San Antonio ©
Iglesia San Antonio

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Off-Road Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Zipline. Venture out of the city with trips to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Moray (in Maras). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in March since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trips

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Kayaking & Canoeing
exploor ©
exploor
Horseback Riding Tours

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Machu Picchu

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 16th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu planner.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Mandor ©
Mandor

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Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., then kick back and relax at Playa Roja, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Mina. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Atenas, gain insight at Ballestas Islands, then examine the collection at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Paracas Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paracas trip builder website.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Paracas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Paracas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

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Lima

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 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima and then delve into the distant past at Caral Peru. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Museo MATE, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lima online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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Caral Peru ©
Caral Peru
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo

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