31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 5 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Puno
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
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Iquitos
— 4 nights
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Lima

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, visit Miraflores, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lima day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Lima is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Singapore to Lima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get little chillier in Lima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

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.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online trip maker.

Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lima in December, with highs in Arequipa at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Puno

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puno: Fertility Temple (in Chucuito) and Main Gate (in Taquile Island). On the 12th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, indulge in some personalized pampering at Inca Sauna, and explore the activities along Lake Umayo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puno driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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.
On the 17th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, hike along exploor, and take in the exciting artwork at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cusco, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

Ollantaytambo

— 3 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), Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan, and look for gifts at Misha Wasi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo trip maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Machu Picchu

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, and relax and rejuvenate at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online trip maker.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Iquitos

— 4 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

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.
Iquitos is known for parks, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Amazon River, relax and rejuvenate at El Purguero, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iquitos trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Iquitos by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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.