22 days in Canada & Peru Itinerary

22 days in Canada & Peru Itinerary

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22 days in Canada & Peru Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  8​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  12​h
4
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Montreal, Canada
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
8
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mar Adentro Excursiones as well as The Lima Gourmet Company. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Centro Historico de Lima and then take a tour by water with Mar Adentro Excursiones. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, then get the lay of the land with The Lima Gourmet Company, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary planning app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Juan in May, things will get little chillier in Lima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mar Adentro Excursiones ©
Mar Adentro Excursiones
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
The Lima Gourmet Company ©
The Lima Gourmet Company

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Mountain Cusco as well as Cuzco Peru Travel. On the 31st (Sun), make a short side trip with Rainbow Mountain Cusco and then explore the ancient world of Tambomachay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman and then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in May, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, parks, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mar Adentro Excursiones as well as The Lima Gourmet Company. Change things up with a short trip to Balneario La Punta in Callao (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary builder app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Lima. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan in May: high temperatures in Lima hover around 26°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Food Tours

1
night
Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Montreal Botanical Garden, make a trip to Place d'Armes, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreal trip planner .

Getting from Lima to Montreal by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lima in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Montreal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal Botanical Garden ©
Montreal Botanical Garden
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal ©
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

2
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 12th (Fri), hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, then don't miss a visit to CN Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toronto trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Montreal to Toronto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Toronto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Toronto

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Toronto Zoo ©
Toronto Zoo
CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver road trip planner.

Getting from Toronto to Vancouver by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

2
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
On the 18th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Peyto Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Crowfoot Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Banff National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in June; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake