15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 1 night
Fly
4
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
5
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 5 nights
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Lima

— 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, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lima online driving holiday planner.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July, you will find days in Lima are cooler (22°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Arequipa

— 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Maqueta del Colca.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites

Puno

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puno road trip site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Arequipa, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Moray and then contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Maras travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in July, Maras is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu visit planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Cusco

— 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 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cusco driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.