31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 5 nights
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Paracas
— 2 nights
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Nazca
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Iquitos
— 2 nights

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Lima

Lima ©

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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, take a stroll through Miraflores, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lima day trip app.

Paris, France to Lima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lima is minus 6 hours. In November, Lima is warmer than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
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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 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Islas Ballestas and then deepen your understanding at Ballestas Islands. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the activities along La Catedral.

Make your Paracas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Lima to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
La Catedral ©
La Catedral
Off-Road Tours

2
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Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche, and then delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take an in-depth tour of Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nazca journey maker.

You can drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) ©
Nasca Lines ©
Nasca Lines
Photography Tours

4
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step out of Arequipa with an excursion to Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, get impressive views of Volcan Misti, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa route planner.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Puno

Puno ©

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.
When in Puno, make a side trip to see Fertility Temple in Chucuito, approximately Chucuito away. On the 17th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, delve into the distant past at Sillustani, and slough off your stress at Inca Sauna.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno day trip planning app.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Puno, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Speed Boats Tours

2
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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip maker app.

Fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
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Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Get out of town with these interesting Ollantaytambo side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras), Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo) and Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Qosqo Ayllu, and savor a hot drink at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions.

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

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

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Cusco

Cusco ©

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 26th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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Iquitos

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the next day, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center and then explore the activities along Amazon River.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Iquitos holiday maker site.

You can fly from Cusco to Iquitos in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Cusco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iquitos, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Amazon River ©
Amazon River
Fishing Charters & Tours

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