49 days in Peru Itinerary

49 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 4 nights
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Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
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Paracas
— 3 nights
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Santo Toribio
— 2 nights
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Chachapoyas
— 3 nights
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Cajamarca
— 3 nights
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Trujillo
— 3 nights
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Chiclayo
— 3 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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Aguas Calientes
— 4 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
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Puno
— 4 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.
Take a break from Lima with a short trip to Palomino in Callao, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, stop by Dedalo arte & artesania, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lima online road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Lima is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Lima due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Side Trip

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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Huascaran National Park is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Laguna 69, take in the dramatic natural features at Pastoruri Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpamayo, and admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Huascaran National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Paracas on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Laguna 69
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Pastoruri Glacier
4.6

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de la Mina, head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Roja, then don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, then get great views at La Catedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paracas trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Huascaran National Park to Paracas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santo Toribio.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
5.0
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Lookout
La Catedral
3.6

2
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Santo Toribio

Santo Toribio ©
On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through La Isla De Los Monos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapiche Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santo Toribio vacation maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Paracas to Santo Toribio with the Route module. You'll set off for Chachapoyas on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Santo Toribio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nature / Park
Tapiche Reserve
4.9
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Nature / Park
La Isla De Los Monos
4.6

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Chachapoyas to Valera to see Catarata de Gocta about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Kuelap and delve into the distant past at Sarcofagos de Karajia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chachapoyas visit app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santo Toribio to Chachapoyas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cajamarca.

Things to do in Chachapoyas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Cajamarca is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cuarto del Rescate, admire the masterpieces at Casa-museo Nicolas Puga, delve into the distant past at Cumbemayo, and examine the collection at Museo de sitio kuntur Wasi.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cajamarca day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cajamarca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cajamarca

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Hot Spring
Banos del Inca
3.5

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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.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Site Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, delve into the distant past at Huaca El Dragon, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Cajamarca to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cajamarca in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trujillo, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5
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Historic Site
Site Museum
4.7
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Historic Site
Casa Orbegoso
4.2

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sican Museum (in Ferrenafe) and Museo de Sitio de Tucume (in Lambayeque). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal de Chiclayo, stroll through Playa Pimentel, and get to know the resident critters at Aves Gigantes de Peru.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chiclayo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Chiclayo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Trujillo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiclayo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Specialty Museum
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Sican Museum
4.3

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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.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, get impressive views of Volcan Misti, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chiclayo to Arequipa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, Arequipa is little chillier than Chiclayo - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Volcano
Volcan Misti
4.3
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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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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Pisac (Pisac Market & Pisac) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, learn something new at Faces of Cusco, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cusco tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aguas Calientes.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trips

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7

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Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes ©
Serving as the gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is little more than a glorified cloud-forest village, housing just over a thousand permanent residents and featuring all of two streets.
Change things up with a short trip to Plaza de Armas in Abancay (about 6 hours away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aguas Calientes online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Aguas Calientes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, then explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, then stop by Seminario Ceramics, and finally steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

Start your trip to Ollantaytambo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. In January in Ollantaytambo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Equestrian Trail
Hacienda del Chalan
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: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, step aboard Yavari Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puno online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Ollantaytambo to Puno in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ollantaytambo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puno, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Island
Taquile Island
4.3
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Water Body
Lake Titicaca
4.4

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