38 days in Peru Itinerary

38 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip planner

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Fly to Anta, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Drive
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Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 4 nights
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Isla Amantani
— 1 night
Unknown
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Arequipa
— 9 nights
Fly
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Lima
— 6 nights

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Huascaran National Park

— 5 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

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Lima to Huascaran National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll set off for Manu National Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

Manu National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manu National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Huascaran National Park to Manu National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Machu Picchu

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa to see Zipline about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Maras

— 1 night
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Moray and then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maras online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cusco.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 25th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, hike along Kenko Adventures, stroll through exploor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maras to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:

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.
On the 29th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Taquile Island, explore the ancient world of Sillustani, contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor, and explore the activities along Lake Umayo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno day trip planner.

Fly from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cusco in August: high temperatures in Puno hover around 21°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Isla Amantani.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Isla Amantani

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Amantani Island.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Amantani holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puno to Isla Amantani. August in Isla Amantani sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Isla Amantani

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your trip

Arequipa

— 9 nights

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 to go to Lari and see Templo Purisima Concepcion, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arequipa visit planning app.

Explore your travel options from Isla Amantani to Arequipa with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Isla Amantani in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 10:

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and take a stroll through Miraflores.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip builder.

Fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lima, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:

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.