15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
5
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary builder.

Mexico City, Mexico to Arequipa is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Arequipa. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Arequipa reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Puno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fertility Temple. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Umayo, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then appreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puno trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in August, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fertility Temple
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo

3
nights
Cusco

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in August, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally make a trip to Intipuncu.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, delve into the distant past at Moray, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maras trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Maras sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva ©
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

3
nights
Lima

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Maras to Lima by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maras in August, expect much warmer with lows of 18°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

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