21 days in Peru Itinerary

21 days in Peru Itinerary

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21 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  28 h
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, wander the streets of Miraflores, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Lima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Lima: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

3
nights
Caraz

Caraz ©
Caraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru.Political CreationRecent investigations propose that its political creation was dated on 12 February 1821, when Grl. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caraz: Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Lagunas de Llanganuco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Callejon de Huaylas, don't miss a visit to Tumshukaiko, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Caraz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Caraz online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Caraz. Traveling from Lima in August, you will find days in Caraz are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, Callejon de Huaylas
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Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

3
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Attractions like Santa Catalina Monastery and Museo del BCRP - Sede Arequipa make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Caraz to Arequipa with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sillustani and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and finally stroll around Parque Pino.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puno trip planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, plan for cooler nights in Puno, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Maras to see Salinas de Maras about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in August, Cusco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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nights
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 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, look for gifts at Mapi Art, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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