23 days in Peru Itinerary

23 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru itinerary planner

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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Drive
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Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly to Capitan Montes Airport, Drive to Organos
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Organos
— 2 nights
Drive to Capitan Montes Airport, Fly to Lima
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Lima
— 6 nights
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Arequipa

— 4 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Catalina Monastery and Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery). You'll explore and learn at Museo Santuarios Andinos and Monasterio de la Recoleta. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of Yanahuara, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and kick back and relax at Playa los Arcos.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Arequipa is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Arequipa is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Arequipa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Fun & Games · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel route builder site.

You can fly from Arequipa to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Maras

— 1 night
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maras trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cusco.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Cusco

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Xapiri Ground. Sacsayhuaman and San Blas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco journey tool.

Drive from Maras to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Organos.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

Organos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Pocitas Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Mancora. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Vichayito and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Organos tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Organos with the Route module. When traveling from Cusco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Organos: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Organos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Lima

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Larco and Jade Rivera World. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), wander the streets of Miraflores, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Kennedy.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Organos to Lima. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Organos in August: high temperatures in Lima hover around 22°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

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.