15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h
3
Maras
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tipon and Spas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mercado Central de San Pedro and Sacred Valley of the Incas. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of The Company of Jesus Church, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and look for gifts at Hilo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planning website .

Las Vegas, USA to Cusco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Cusco are little chillier (69°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Tipon ©
Tipon

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 30th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, and finally look for gifts at Mapi Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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 1st (Mon), hike along Urubamba Weavers' Route, then see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and finally contemplate the long history of Moray.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maras travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Urubamba Weavers' Route, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
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Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva ©
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maras in June, Puno is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Catedral de Puno ©
Catedral de Puno

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 4th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Yanahuara, examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, get lost in a book at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, then don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arequipa day trip planning app .

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in June, plan for much hotter nights in Arequipa, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

3
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museo Cao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, then steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Site Museum, then steep yourself in history at Huaca del Sol y la Luna, then contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

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Getting from Arequipa to Trujillo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Arequipa in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Trujillo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

La Huaca del Sol
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La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

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