35 days in Peru Itinerary

35 days in Peru Itinerary

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35 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Iquitos
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Arequipa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
6
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Paracas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Isla De Los Monos and Amazon Rescue Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. Take a break from Iquitos with a short trip to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Amazon River, indulge your taste buds at Mercado de Belen, look for gifts at Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Iquitos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iquitos is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Iquitos to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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. On the 2nd (Thu), look for gifts at Sumaq LLank'ay, then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maras trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Iquitos to Maras in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Iquitos in April, with highs in Maras at 23°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sumaq LLank'ay
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Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sumaq LLank'ay ©
Sumaq LLank'ay

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Los Jardines de Mandor. Escape the urban bustle at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and get great views at Intipuncu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel planner.

Getting from Maras to Machu Picchu by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Zipline
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

5
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Volcan Misti. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of Arequipa and Arequipa Massage. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Arequipa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In April in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti

3
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.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Taquile Island will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Titicaca and Sillustani. Change things up with a short trip to Fertility Temple in Chucuito (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and make a trip to Catedral de Puno.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in April, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fertility Temple
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Speed Boats Tours
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

6
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu & Mercado De Urubamaba). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cusco, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Get outdoors at Playa Roja and Supay Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Yumaque Beach. When in Paracas, make a side trip to see Ballestas Islands in Pisco, approximately Pisco away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Raspon, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, take in a show at Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo, and see the interesting displays at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paracas trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Paracas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cusco in April; daily highs in Paracas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pisco
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Kon-Tiki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Isidro and Centro Historico de Lima. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Nuevo Mundo, kick back and relax at Playa Penascal, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lima travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Lima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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