57 days in Peru Itinerary

57 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 9 nights
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Arequipa
— 7 nights
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Puno
— 4 nights
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Cusco
— 10 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Huanchaco
— 1 night
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Chiclayo
— 4 nights
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Piura
— 2 nights
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Mancora
— 3 nights
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Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
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Paracas
— 3 nights
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Santo Toribio
— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Costa Verde and El Silencio. Get in touch with nature at Palomino and Balneario La Punta. Step out of Lima to go to Chancay and see Castillo de Chancay, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Barcelona, Spain to Lima is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Lima at 22°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

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Beach
El Silencio
3.2
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Outdoor Activity
Balneario La Punta
4.5
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Island
Palomino
4.6

7
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve and Volcan Misti. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, get impressive views of Chachani, explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa road trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in September since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Volcano
Volcan Misti
4.3
Volcano
Chachani
4.3

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Taquile Island and Lake Titicaca. Step out of Puno to go to Isla Amantani and see Amantani Island, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, take a tour of Yavari Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puno trip planner.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, things will get slightly colder in Puno: highs are around 22°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Island
Taquile Island
4.3

10
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salinas de Maras and Hacienda del Chalan. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Pisac (Pisac Market & Pisac). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, Cusco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Lares Trek
4.8

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Visiting Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Banos Termales de Cocalmayo will get you outdoors. When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Teresa, approximately Santa Teresa away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Huanchaco on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Zipline
Zipline
4.7
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Mountain
Phutuq K'usi
4.3

1
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Huanchaco

Huanchaco ©
In a historic town on the famous "Moche Route" tourist circuit, vacations in Huanchaco tend to be as active as they are culturally enriching.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chan Chan and then stroll through Playa de Huanchaco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Huanchaco online trip maker.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Huanchaco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Huanchaco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Huanchaco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Pimentel and Batan Grande. Change things up with a short trip to Sican Museum in Ferrenafe (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, get to know the resident critters at Aves Gigantes de Peru, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiclayo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Huanchaco to Chiclayo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Huanchaco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chiclayo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Piura.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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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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Piura

Piura ©

First City

The first Spanish city established in an area now controlled by Peru, Piura was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1532.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Vichayito and Playa Lobitos. Take a break from Piura with a short trip to Plaza de Armas in Sullana, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nadando con Tortugas en El Nuro, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Piura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Catedral de Piura, and learn about all things military at Casa Museo Almirante Miguel Grau.

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

Traveling by car from Chiclayo to Piura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiclayo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Piura, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mancora.

Things to do in Piura

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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History Museum
Museo de Sitio Narihuala
3.6

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Mancora

Mancora ©
In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Las Pocitas Beach. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a Mancora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Piura to Mancora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Piura in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mancora: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Mancora

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alpamayo and then appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Huascaran National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Mancora to Huascaran National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for Paracas on the 6th (Mon).

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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Mountain
Alpamayo
4.8

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 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina and then stroll through Playa Roja. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, get great views at La Catedral, and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. November in Paracas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santo Toribio.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Beach
Playa Roja
4.4
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Lookout
La Catedral
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5
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Santo Toribio

Santo Toribio ©
Get outdoors at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and Amazon Rescue Center. Get out of town with these interesting Santo Toribio side-trips: Iquitos (Casa de Fierro, Catedral de Iquitos, &more).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santo Toribio tour planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Paracas to Santo Toribio with the Route module. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Toribio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nature / Park
Tapiche Reserve
4.9
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Nature / Park
Amazon Rescue Center
4.4

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