20 days in Peru Itinerary

20 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 2 nights
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Santo Toribio
— 2 nights
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night

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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 2nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then explore the striking landscape at Marcahuasi. On the next day, make a trip to Miraflores, then walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and then kick back and relax at El Silencio.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip planner.

Pune, India to Lima is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Lima is minus 10.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Santo Toribio.

Things to do in Lima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Beach
El Silencio
3.2
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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Neighborhood
Miraflores
4.7

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Santo Toribio

Santo Toribio
On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Iguana Lodge & Camp.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santo Toribio trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lima to Santo Toribio with the Route module. You'll set off for Iquitos on the 6th (Fri).

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Tapiche Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Juan Bautista, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Iquitos. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Historic Boats, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Fierro, and then take a stroll through Belen.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iquitos trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santo Toribio to Iquitos. In October, daytime highs in Iquitos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Nature / Park
Tapiche Reserve
4.9
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Neighborhood
Belen
2.3

2
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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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, then explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo del Juguete Antiguo, steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)ggj, then steep yourself in history at Huaca El Dragon, and finally contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trujillo road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Trujillo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Iquitos in October: highs in Trujillo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
La Huaca del Sol
4.6
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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5

3
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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.
Visit Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Volcan Misti and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus and examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Trujillo to Arequipa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. Get some historical perspective at Tambomachay and Tipon. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Pisac Market about 54 minutes away. On the 16th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Must see
Q'enqo
4.1

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu route site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Must see
Winay Wayna
4.9
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Must see
Intipuncu
4.7

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