29 days in Peru Itinerary

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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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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.
When in Arequipa, make a side trip to see Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari, approximately Lari away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and head outdoors with MotoAndes.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Arequipa is an approximately 16-hour flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.
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Puno — 3 nights

City of the Lake

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puno to Taquile Island to see Taquile Island about 1h 30 min away. On the 10th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, stroll around Parque Pino, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, and explore the ancient world of Sillustani.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Puno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Pisac (Jardin Botanico Pisac & Pisac) and Manco Pata (in Kimbiri District). On the 11th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip site.

Fly from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.
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Ollantaytambo — 4 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, stop by Misha Wasi, view the masterpieces at ALQA Galeria de Expresiones Andinas, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ollantaytambo planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 4 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Cachora and see Ruinas de Choquequirao, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, contemplate the long history of Choquequirao Archeological Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lima.
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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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima sightseeing app.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Peru travel guide

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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.
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