15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 2 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), wander the streets of Miraflores, then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip planner .

London, UK to Lima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Lima. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in September since evenings lows in Lima dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Palacio de Goyeneche, then get impressive views of Volcan Misti, then stop by Alpaca AB, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip app .

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll around Parque Pino, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puno online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, expect Puno to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) 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
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maras trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Maras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in October since evenings lows in Maras dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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.
On the 4th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip maker app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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