22 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Puno
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Train
5
Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Shuttle
6
Cusco
— 5 nights
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Lima — 4 nights

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.
On the 28th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and make a trip to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lima tour itinerary maker.

Katowice, Poland to Lima is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Katowice to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katowice in August: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Arequipa.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Arequipa — 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Arequipa to Lari to see Templo Purisima Concepcion about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, stop by Alpaca AB, and contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip maker app.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, Arequipa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.
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Puno — 2 nights

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 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then stroll around Parque Pino. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and then stroll around Parque Huajsapata.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puno holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in August, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Change things up with a short trip to Ruinas de Choquequirao in Cachora (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay, and don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planning app.

You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Ollantaytambo.
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Ollantaytambo — 3 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ollantaytambo: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, look for gifts at Misha Wasi, and surround yourself with nature on Ada Spa Masages.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo travel route planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Ollantaytambo, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Cusco.
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Cusco — 5 nights

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.
On the 10th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas), and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco online holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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