25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  30​h
1
Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Huaraz
— 1 night
+4
Fly + shuttle + bus + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Paracas
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
6
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Tarapoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Iquitos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Isla De Los Monos and Iguana Lodge & Camp. Explore hidden gems such as Amazon Rescue Center and Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Iquitos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Bucharest, Romania to Iquitos is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Peru Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in June, expect Iquitos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Amazon Rescue Center ©
Amazon Rescue Center

4
nights
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.
Visit Playa Santa Maria del Mar and El Silencio for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Go for a jaunt from Lima to Callao to see Balneario La Punta about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, look for gifts at Casa del Habano, and take a stroll through San Isidro.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip planner .

Fly from Iquitos to Lima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Iquitos in June: high temperatures in Lima hover around 24°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Huaraz.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

El Silencio, Playa Santa Maria del Mar, Balneario La Punta
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

1
night
Huaraz

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas de Yuracyacu and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Huaraz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Huaraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lima in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Huaraz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Huaraz

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Climbing Tours

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Roja and Playa Atenas. Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Plaza de Armas. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, see the interesting displays at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas, and browse the exhibits of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paracas trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Huaraz to Paracas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Huaraz in June, Paracas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plaza de Armas
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and exploor. Take a break from the city and head to Humantay Lake and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero) and Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos (in Oropesa). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, surround yourself with nature on Amarutrek Expeditions, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and delve into the distant past at Q'enqo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco road trip planning tool .

Getting from Paracas to Cusco by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in June, plan for much colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos
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exploor ©
exploor
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puno trip planner .

Getting from Cusco to Puno by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Catedral de Puno ©
Catedral de Puno

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.
On the 19th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Puno in June since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa

3
nights
Tarapoto

Tarapoto ©
As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Centro Urku, head outdoors with Catarata de Huacamaillo, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Tarapoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Rio Mayo, stroll through Asociacion de Proteccion de Flora y Fauna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia el Triunfo de la Santisima Cruz.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tarapoto driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Arequipa to Tarapoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Arequipa in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Tarapoto, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarapoto

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Comunidad Nativa Wayku
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Catarata de Huacamaillo ©
Catarata de Huacamaillo
Museo Chanka y de la Diversidad Lamista ©
Plaza de Armas de Tarapoto ©
Plaza de Armas de Tarapoto

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