35 days in Peru Itinerary

35 days in Peru Itinerary

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35 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
5
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Puno
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Cabanaconde
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Trujillo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. In June, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Urubamba Weavers' Route, then examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and finally contemplate the long history of Moray.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Maras trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in June, plan for much colder nights in Maras, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

4
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, steep yourself in history at Choquequirao Archeological Park, look for gifts at Mapi Art, and take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac (about 52 minutes away). On the 3rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

4
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
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 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, head outdoors with Canon de Cotahuasi, get impressive views of Volcan Misti, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa tour site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

4
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.
Step out of Puno with an excursion to Templo de Santiago Apostol en Lampa in Lampa--about 1h 35 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 Taquile Island, delve into the distant past at Sillustani, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and stroll around Parque Pino.

You can plan Puno trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Arequipa, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chullpas, Iglesia Apostol Santiago
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

3
nights
Cabanaconde

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Explore Cabanaconde's surroundings by going to Chivay (Q'olca by Made in Colca, Zipline, & more) and Mirador de Wayra Punku (in Pinchollo). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Colca Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross, take some stellar pictures from Tapay Viewpoint, and don't miss a visit to Mirador Cruz del Condor.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cabanaconde, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Puno to Cabanaconde in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chivay, Colca Canyon, Mirador de Wayra Punku
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Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Zipline

3
nights
Caraz

Caraz ©
Caraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru.Political CreationRecent investigations propose that its political creation was dated on 12 February 1821, when Grl. Venture out of the city with trips to Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Lagunas de Llanganuco, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna Paron, get to know the fascinating history of Camposanto de Yungay, and make a trip to CampoSanto Yungay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Caraz trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cabanaconde to Caraz. July in Caraz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, Yungay
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

5
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.
Step out of Trujillo with an excursion to Playa Malabrigo in Puerto Malabrigo--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno, steep yourself in history at Casa Orbegoso, and get engrossed in the history at Casinelli Museum (Museo Arqueologico Casinelli).

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

Drive from Caraz to Trujillo in 5 hours. Traveling from Caraz in July, Trujillo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Playa Malabrigo
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge) ©
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)

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