24 days in Peru Itinerary

24 days in Peru Itinerary

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24 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Maldonado
— 4 nights
3
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
6
Puno
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Ica
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
9
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Lima

Lima
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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Lima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lima due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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4
nights
Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Sandoval and Tambopata River. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Macaw Clay Lick in Tambopata National Reserve (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Panthera Sanctuary, wander the streets of Native Community of Ese"Ejas, stroll around Monkey Island, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador de la Biodiversidad.

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

Traveling by flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lima in September, expect nights in Puerto Maldonado to be a bit warmer, around 69°F, while days are much warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado Macaw Clay Lick
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Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
Tambopata River ©
Tambopata River
Mirador de la Biodiversidad ©
Mirador de la Biodiversidad

2
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Q'enqo and then make a trip to Callejon de Loreto.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cusco online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in September, expect Cusco to be cooler, temps between 71°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Horseback Riding Tours
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

1
night
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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then stop by Artesanias, and finally explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon ©

2
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, take a stroll through San Blas, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pisac.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pisac
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Cerro Colorado Vinicunca ©
Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Pisac ©
Pisac

4
nights
Puno

Puno ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Titicaca and Sillustani. Venture out of the city with trips to Templo de Santiago Apostol en Lampa (in Lampa) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Taquile Island, examine the collection at Museo Carlos Dreyer, make a trip to Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi), and steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puno vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, things will get little chillier in Puno: highs are around 66°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fertility Temple, Iglesia Apostol Santiago
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

3
nights
Arequipa

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get impressive views of Chachani, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa vacation maker .

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, Arequipa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ica.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Museums Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Parque De Las Brujas De Cachiche, then explore the activities along Laguna de Huacachina, then learn about winemaking at Tacama, and finally examine the collection at Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Ica route maker website .

Fly from Arequipa to Ica in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Ica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lima.

Things to do in Ica

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Tacama ©
Tacama
Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum ©

1
night
Lima

Lima ©
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lima road trip planning app .

Getting from Ica to Lima by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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