23 days in Peru Itinerary

23 days in Peru Itinerary

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23 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  19​h
1
Lima
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Paracas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Nazca
— 1 night
bus:  9​h
4
Arequipa
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Puno
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Cusco
— 7 nights
7
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Florence

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.
You've added Barranco, Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), Miraflores, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and then wander the streets of Barranco.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lima day trip planning site .

Florence, Italy to Lima is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Lima is minus 6 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Florence in August: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Barranco ©
Barranco

2
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja, and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paracas trip itinerary site .

Drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paracas, with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Nazca on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier

1
night
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini), Torre Mirador de Las Lines de Nasca and Cantalloc Aqueduct. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Torre Mirador de Las Lines de Nasca.

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Getting from Paracas to Nazca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums Historic Sites
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Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trek The Colca as well as Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, explore the galleries of Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip planning tool .

You can drive from Nazca to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

3
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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, and stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in August, with lows around -3°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chullpas
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Salinas de Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Manu Wildlife Peru ©
Manu Wildlife Peru

1
night
Lima

Lima ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima route maker app .

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo de la Nacion ©
Museo de la Nacion
Paseo Ribeyro ©
Paseo Ribeyro

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