14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cusco
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Lima

— 2 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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Lima. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Lima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then look for gifts at Incalpaca, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Arequipa, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cusco

— 4 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.
On the 30th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cusco tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maras.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

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. On the 31st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maras trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Maras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Machu Picchu

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa to see Zipline about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puno

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Parque Huajsapata, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puno holiday planning tool.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · 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.