60 days in Peru, Paraguay & Guyana Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Paraguay & Guyana Itinerary

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60 days in Peru, Paraguay & Guyana Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Puno, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Cusco, Peru
— 8 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Arequipa, Peru
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
7
Trinidad, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
10
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
11
Georgetown, Guyana
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Lethem, Guyana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Iwokrama Forest, Guyana
— 1 night
Travel:  70​h
End: Seattle, United States

6
nights
Lima, Peru

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Escape the urban bustle at Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay and Balneario La Punta. Change things up with a short trip to Fortaleza real felipe in Callao (about 38 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of San Isidro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and explore the world behind art at Museo MATE.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lima holiday planner .

Seattle, USA to Lima is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Lima. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Callao, Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
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 28th (Fri): trek along Urubamba Weavers' Route, then see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and finally contemplate the long history of Moray.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maras trip builder site .

Getting from Lima to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Maras, with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Urubamba Weavers' Route, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
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Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

5
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
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 outdoors at Lake Titicaca and Lake Umayo. Get some cultural insight at Sillustani and Catedral de Chucuito. Get out of town with these interesting Puno side-trips: Juliaca (Capachica Peninsula & Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina), Iglesia San Pedro (in Juli) and Templo de Santiago Apostol en Lampa (in Lampa). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, examine the collection at Museo Carlos Dreyer, make a trip to Portal de Aramu Muru, and contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puno day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Maras in June, with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Juliaca, Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Fertility Temple, Iglesia San Pedro, Laguna Lagunillas
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Sillustani ©
Sillustani
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Iglesia Apostol Santiago ©
Iglesia Apostol Santiago

8
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piquillacta and Spas. Visit San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas and Tipon for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, get outside with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and explore the striking landscape at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in July, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Piquillacta, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta

5
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Visit Winay Wayna and Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Choquequirao Archeological Park and Intipuncu. Venture out of the city with trips to Abancay (Saywite & Santuario Nacional de Ampay). There's more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Abancay, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

7
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Visiting Volcan Misti and Pichu Pichu will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Cathedral of Arequipa Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa online travel planner .

Drive from Machu Picchu to Arequipa in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

2
nights
Trinidad, Paraguay

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La Santisima Trinidad De Parana, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon, and then delve into the distant past at Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of National Park Cordillera San Rafael.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Arequipa to Trinidad with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arequipa to Trinidad due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Trinidad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana

2
nights
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Tacuary, get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Encarnacion tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Encarnacion takes 1.5 hours. In July in Encarnacion, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asuncion.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Tacuary
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Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge ©
Iglesia Ortodoxa San Jorge
Playa Tacuary ©
Playa Tacuary

7
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio de López and Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron. Visiting Cerro Coi and Parque Nu Guasu will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Asuncion side-trips: Catedral Virgen de Caacupe (in Caacupe), Aregua (Castillo Carlota Palmerola & Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria) and Iglesia Natividad de Maria (in Guarambare). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Barro, and make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Asuncion journey planner .

Getting from Encarnacion to Asuncion by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Asuncion

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aregua, Iglesia Natividad de Maria, Catedral de San Lorenzo, Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, Lago Ypacarai
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Parque Nu Guasu ©
Parque Nu Guasu
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron ©

4
nights
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Explore hidden gems such as PRESA DE ITAIPU and Saltos del Monday. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni and Catedral de San Blas. Take a break from Ciudad Del Este with a short trip to Refugio Tati Yupi in Hernandarias, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Shopping Paris, stop by Shopping Del Este, get your game on at Museo Planet 3D, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Monday.

Plan a Ciudad Del Este trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Asuncion to Ciudad Del Este is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Presidente Franco, Refugio Tati Yupi
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Lago de la Republica ©
Lago de la Republica
Parque Aventura Monday ©
Parque Aventura Monday
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday

5
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Get in touch with nature at Guyana National Park and Orinduik Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to St. George's Cathedral and St. Andrew's Kirk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, enjoy the sea views from Georgetown Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Krishna Mandir, and do a tasting at Pandama Retreat & Winery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Georgetown vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ciudad Del Este to Georgetown takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Georgetown due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ciudad Del Este in August: highs in Georgetown hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Potaro-Siparuni.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Orinduik Falls
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Promenade Gardens ©
Promenade Gardens
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

1
night
Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Potaro-Siparuni ©
Potaro-Siparuni takes some effort to reach, but those who make the trip encounter a region blessed with outstanding natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Kaieteur Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Potaro-Siparuni visit site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Georgetown to Potaro-Siparuni. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lethem.

Things to do in Potaro-Siparuni

Nature Parks
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Kaieteur Falls ©
Kaieteur Falls

1
night
Lethem, Guyana

Lethem
Lethem is a town in Guyana, located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region of the South American Country. On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Kumu Falls.

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Explore your travel options from Potaro-Siparuni to Lethem with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iwokrama Forest.

Things to do in Lethem

Nature Parks
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1
night
Iwokrama Forest, Guyana

Iwokrama Forest ©
One of the world's few remaining unspoiled tropical forests, Iwokrama Forest encompasses 3,700 sq km (1,400 sq mi) of lowland wilderness rainforest.
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Iwokrama Canopy Walkway.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iwokrama Forest trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lethem to Iwokrama Forest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iwokrama Forest

Parks Wildlife
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Iwokrama Canopy Walkway ©
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway

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