14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America visit planner

Make it your trip
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Maldonado
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lima
— 1 day
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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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around El Parque del Amor, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, and take in the views from Puente Villena.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lima driving holiday website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Lima is an approximately 10-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, with highs in Lima at 73°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Puerto Maldonado

— 4 nights
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve (Lago Sandoval & Tres Chimbadas Lake). There's lots more to do: hike along Jungle Nature Hikes, stroll through Inkaterra Ecological Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get great views at Mirador de la Biodiversidad.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Maldonado driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lima in May: highs in Puerto Maldonado hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and then take a stroll through San Blas. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and finally trek along exploor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cusco road trip planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in May, expect nights in Cusco to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Ollantaytambo

— 1 night
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, then examine the collection at Choco Museo, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo road trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Machu Picchu

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Cusco on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Spas

Cusco

— 2 nights

Imperial City

On the 22nd (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and finally explore the ancient world of Tipon. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cusco day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Lima

— 1 day

City of the Kings

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip app.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, plan for much warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.

Sacred Valley travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire, remains a favorite destination for tourists, not solely because of its proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The lush, fertile valley formed by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the imposing Peruvian Andes, contains numerous Incan ruins, sleepy villages, and scenic hiking trails. Besides an array of archaeological sites, attractions in Sacred Valley include picturesque colonial towns and their famous markets, as well as opportunities for trekking, rafting, and rock climbing.