24 days in Peru Itinerary

24 days in Peru Itinerary

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24 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Ica
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nazca
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Cusco
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
8
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Lima. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Miraflores, then kick back and relax at El Silencio, and then take in the views from Bridge of Sighs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary builder website .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Lima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Lima hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Lima

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

El Silencio
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

1
night
Ica

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Vista Alegre, then do a tasting at Tacama, and finally do a tasting at El Catador. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque De Las Brujas De Cachiche and then catch some excitement at Canon de los Perdidos.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ica online tour builder .

Take a bus from Lima to Ica in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Paracas.

Things to do in Ica

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature
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Tacama ©
Tacama
El Catador ©
El Catador
Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum ©
Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum

3
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Paracas, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Supay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yumaque Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paracas online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ica to Paracas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Museo Arqueologico Paracas
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Yumaque Beach ©
Yumaque Beach

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, and then don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Planetario Maria Reiche, examine the collection at Museo Lineas de Nasca Centro Maria Reiche, and then head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nazca vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Planetario Maria Reiche ©
Planetario Maria Reiche
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

2
nights
Arequipa

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 30th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Agustin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Nazca to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. December in Arequipa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Climbing Tours
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Monasterio de Santa Catalina ©
Monasterio de Santa Catalina

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Luquina Chico and then admire all the interesting features of Yavari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno journey builder .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Puno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Nature
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor
Yavari Museum ©
Yavari Museum

6
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 outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Salinas de Maras. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tambomachay. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Moray in Maras--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, stop by Yanantin Alpaca y Artesania, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Puno to Cusco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Cusco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Cusco Region
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Historic Sites
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Casa Orbegoso.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trujillo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Machu Picchu to Trujillo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Huanchaco Beach
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Huaca del Sol y la Luna ©
Huaca del Sol y la Luna
Huanchaco Beach ©
Huanchaco Beach

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