15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Aldie
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
End: Aldie

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. Hacienda Sondorf has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras and then tour in harmony with nature at Hacienda Sondorf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maras trip itinerary maker site .

Aldie, USA to Maras is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Aldie in January: highs in Maras hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hacienda Sondorf
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Hacienda Sondorf ©
Hacienda Sondorf
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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.
Huayna Picchu has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor, then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Picchu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Pisac about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, stop by Hilo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Speed Boats Tours. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, pause for some photo ops at Mirador Puma Uta, and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cusco to Puno by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, expect little chillier with lows of 40°F in Puno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
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 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, take a stroll through Yanahuara, then examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip maker tool .

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puno in January, Arequipa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima.

Before you visit Lima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Arequipa in January; daily highs in Lima reach 80°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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