42 days in Peru Itinerary

42 days in Peru Itinerary

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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Chiclayo
— 3 nights
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Chachapoyas
— 4 nights
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Cajamarca
— 1 night
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Trujillo
— Few hours
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Lima
— 7 nights
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Paracas
— 2 nights
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Iquitos
— 6 nights
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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Puno
— 4 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights

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Trujillo

Trujillo ©

Capital of Culture

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Trujillo, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trujillo trip itinerary builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Trujillo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Trujillo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Trujillo hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5
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Historic Site
La Huaca del Sol
4.6

3
nights
Chiclayo

Chiclayo ©

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plaza de Armas as well as Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and then stroll through Playa Pimentel.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chiclayo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Chiclayo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in January, you will find days in Chiclayo are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chachapoyas.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
4.7

4
nights
Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas ©
A good base for exploring the surrounding cloud forests, Chachapoyas remains a small and laid-back town despite its growing popularity with international tourists.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fortaleza de Kuelap as well as Canon del Sonche. Change things up with a short trip to Catarata de Gocta in Valera (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sarcofagos de Karajia, explore the fascinating underground world of Caverna de Quiocta, and make a trip to Centro Historico.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chachapoyas day trip app.

You can drive from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cajamarca.

Things to do in Chachapoyas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Fortaleza de Kuelap
4.8
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Landmark
Centro Historico
3.5

1
night
Cajamarca

Cajamarca ©
Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cajamarca vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cajamarca can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Trujillo.

Things to do in Cajamarca

Historic Sites
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Ruin
Cumbemayo
4.8

few
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Trujillo

Trujillo

Capital of Culture

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trujillo trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Cajamarca to Trujillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cajamarca in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trujillo, with lows of 22°C. You will leave for Lima on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

7
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marcahuasi, Huaca Pucllana, Museo Oro del Peru, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, make a trip to El Parque del Amor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lima itinerary planner.

Fly from Trujillo to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Lima, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:
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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.
To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paracas online trip maker.

Drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

6
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Iquitos

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.
Iquitos is known for parks, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Iquitos, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Belen.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iquitos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paracas to Iquitos takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paracas in January; daily highs in Iquitos reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Cusco.

Things to do in Iquitos

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Nature / Park
La Isla De Los Monos
4.6

7
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain Peru, Qorikancha, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday tool.

You can fly from Iquitos to Cusco in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Iquitos in January, with highs in Cusco at 22°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Hiking Trail
Inca Trail
4.7
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5

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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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sillustani, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor, and appreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puno road trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Puno by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in February, Puno is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Historic Site
La Casa del Corregidor
4.3
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Landmark
Catedral de Puno
4.0
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Monument
Mirador Puma Uta
4.2

4
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve as well as Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arequipa holiday planner.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puno in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Arequipa. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Specialty Museum
Santa Catalina Monastery
4.7
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Architectural Building
Plaza de Armas
4.7

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