9 days in Peru Itinerary

9 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
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Arequipa
— 1 night
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Cusco
— 3 nights
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Iquitos
— 3 nights
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Lima

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Isidro, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

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Detroit, USA to Lima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Detroit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Arequipa

— 1 night

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa.

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You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

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Cusco

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at Mercado Central de San Pedro and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, steep yourself in history at Tipon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arequipa in June since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

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Iquitos

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and finally explore the activities along Amazon River.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Iquitos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in June: highs in Iquitos hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Peru travel guide

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Ruins · Parks · Landmarks
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.