15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Foz do Iguacu
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h
2
Puno
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Huaraz
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Foz do Iguacu

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cusco trip simple and quick.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, walk around Parque Pino, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puno online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cusco in May since evenings lows in Puno dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima holiday builder app .

Getting from Puno to Lima by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Puno in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lima: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huaraz.

Things to do in Lima

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

3
nights
Huaraz

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
When in Huaraz, make a side trip to see Laguna Churup in Huascaran National Park, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio General Presbitero Villon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Soledad, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Huaraz tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Huaraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Huaraz when traveling from Lima in May, with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huaraz

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laguna Churup
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Laguna Churup ©
Laguna Churup
Kayaking & Canoeing

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