22 days in Peru Itinerary

22 days in Peru Itinerary

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22 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  8​h
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Trujillo
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Iquitos
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Puno
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Cusco
— 4 nights
7
Paracas
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
8
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
9
Nazca
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI and Museo Larco. Get a sense of the local culture at San Isidro and Museo MATE. Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, get engrossed in the history at AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, pick up some local products at Centro De Ventas-UNALM, and explore the world behind art at Museo Pedro de Osma.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lima trip builder tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Lima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in November, with highs in Lima at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Tours Wildlife
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Museo MATE ©
Museo MATE

1
day
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
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 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Casa de la Emancipacion, steep yourself in history at Huaca del Sol y la Luna, delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan, and finally identify plant and animal life at Huanchaco Al Rescate.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Trujillo trip tool .

Fly from Lima to Trujillo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Trujillo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Huanchaco
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Huaca del Sol y la Luna ©
Huaca del Sol y la Luna
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Casa de la Emancipacion ©
Casa de la Emancipacion

1
night
Iquitos

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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Iquitos trip planner .

Fly from Trujillo to Iquitos in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Trujillo in November; daily highs in Iquitos reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Walking tours

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
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 16th (Sat): experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial, then explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa los Arcos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Villalobos.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa day trip app .

Fly from Iquitos to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in November, expect Arequipa to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Luquina Chico, then make a trip to Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi), then steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor, and finally examine the collection at Museo Carlos Dreyer.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puno online day trip planner .

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in November, Puno is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Luquina Chico ©
Luquina Chico
Museo Carlos Dreyer ©
Museo Carlos Dreyer
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from the city and head to Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi and exploor. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 21st (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, pause for some photo ops at Arco de Santa Clara, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

Discover how to plan a Cusco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cusco, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Supay Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Cusco to Paracas by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paracas, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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 24th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then ponder the world of politics at Serpost. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, look for gifts at Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Samay Spa.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Machu Picchu takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, then head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, then don't miss a visit to Acueductos de Nasca, and finally look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, then take an in-depth tour of Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini), then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Nazca online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Nazca takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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