60 days in Peru Itinerary

60 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru attractions planner
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Iquitos
— 5 nights
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Tarapoto
— 3 nights
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Chachapoyas
— 3 nights
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Mancora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trujillo
— 4 nights
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Huaraz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 5 nights
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Paracas
— 4 nights
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Nazca
— 4 nights
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Arequipa
— 5 nights
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Cabanaconde
— 1 night
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Iquitos — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Pilpintuwasi - Wildlife Rescue Center And Butterfly Farm and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and La Isla De Los Monos. When in Iquitos, make a side trip to see Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio, approximately Santo Toribio away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Belen, explore the activities along Amazon River, and stroll through Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iquitos trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iquitos is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Iquitos is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, things will get a bit warmer in Iquitos: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tarapoto.
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Tarapoto — 3 nights

City of Palms

As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Sauce and Asociacion Ecologica Tibilo Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu and Circuitos Ecoturisticos Alto Shilcayo y Adyacentes. Get out of town with these interesting Tarapoto side-trips: Castillo de Lamas (in Lamas) and Termales Don Grimaldo (in Sauce). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Urku, head outdoors with Catarata de Huacamaillo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chanka y de la Diversidad Lamista, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lindo.

Make your Tarapoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Tarapoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tarapoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chachapoyas.
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Chachapoyas — 3 nights

A good base for exploring the surrounding cloud forests, Chachapoyas remains a small and laid-back town despite its growing popularity with international tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fortaleza de Kuelap and Canon del Sonche. Step out of the city life by going to Catarata de Gocta and Huiquilla Area de Conservacion Privada. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sarcofagos de Karajia, take an in-depth tour of Muestrario Museografico Gilberto Tenorio Cruz, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chachapoyas online day trip planner.

Getting from Tarapoto to Chachapoyas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mancora.
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Mancora — 2 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
On the 30th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus, stroll through Playa Vichayito, then kick back and relax at Playa Mancora, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Pocitas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mancora online day trip planner.

You can drive from Chachapoyas to Mancora in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Mancora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 4 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Malabrigo and Playa de Huanchaco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Huaca del Sol and Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, steep yourself in history at Casa Ganoza Chopitea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip builder website.

You can drive from Mancora to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mancora in May, things will get slightly colder in Trujillo: highs are around 27°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Huaraz.
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Huaraz — 3 nights

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Callejon de Conchucos will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hatun Machay Rock Forest in Pampas Chico (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Los Olivos, relax and rejuvenate at Body Palace Salon & Spa, and look for gifts at Mercado Central.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Huaraz trip planner.

Drive from Trujillo to Huaraz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Huaraz when traveling from Trujillo in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Huascaran National Park.
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Huascaran National Park — 4 nights

A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huascaran and Laguna Churup. Get outdoors at Laguna 69 and Laguna Chinancocha. Change things up with a short trip to Santuario de Mama Ashu in Chacas (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas de Llanganuco, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, and appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Huascaran National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Huaraz to Huascaran National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lima.
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Lima — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Historico de Lima and Cathedral of Lima. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Caral Peru, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through El Parque del Amor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Huascaran National Park to Lima in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June in Lima, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paracas.
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Paracas — 4 nights

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Visit Playa Roja and Supay Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Paracas Nature Reserve and Like Xplorer Peru. Go for a jaunt from Paracas to Pisco to see Ballestas Islands about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mendieta.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paracas online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, Paracas is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Nazca.
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Nazca — 4 nights

The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Visit Playa Trompa de Elefante and Reserva Nacional San Fernando for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cantalloc Aqueduct and Los Paredones. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla, make a trip to Mural of Maria Reiche, contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca, and explore the ancient world of Cahuachi.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nazca trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.
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Arequipa — 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of Arequipa and Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Peru Fly Fishing. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcan Misti, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cabanaconde.
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Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Cabanaconde — 1 night

A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk around Sangalle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cruz del Condor.

Plan my day in Cabanaconde using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Cabanaconde takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puno.
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Puno — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sillustani and Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina are in your itinerary. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Lake Umayo will get you outdoors. When in Puno, make a side trip to see Main Gate in Taquile Island, approximately Taquile Island away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island and walk around Parque Huajsapata.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puno online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Puno takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Puno sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Cusco — 7 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.
Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Cerro Colorado Vinicunca will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas), Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay) and Bosque de los ENTS - Atractivo Turistico y Ecologico en Cusco Huasao (in Huasao). There's much more to do: trek along Tierras Vivas, stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see exploor.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maras.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maras tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Cusco to Maras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 4 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mandor. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Intipuncu and Zipline. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, relax and rejuvenate at Centro de Masajes Samay, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Peru travel guide

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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.
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