15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
— 5 nights



— 3 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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and take a stroll through Miraflores.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping


— 2 nights

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 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally stop by Alpaca AB.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa attractions website.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping


— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puno travel route app.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Arequipa in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Puno: temperatures range from 20°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature


— 1 night
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Moray and then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maras trip builder site.

Getting from Puno to Maras by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in July, Maras is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu day trip website.

Getting from Maras to Machu Picchu by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks


— 5 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 25th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, make a trip to San Blas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Peru travel guide

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.