15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h
End: Brussels

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 parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lima holiday planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Lima is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Lima due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Brussels in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas and then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, stop by Alpaca AB, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Central.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa online travel route planner .

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
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.
On the 21st (Mon), walk around Parque Pino, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, and finally get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puno sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arequipa in September: high temperatures in Puno hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Moray and then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Maras trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Maras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puno in September, Maras is a bit warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu visit planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, hike along exploor, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco 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 September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

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

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