15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Maras
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Thessaloniki

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.
Visit Huaca Pucllana and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Larco and Miraflores. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip planner .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Lima is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Lima, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for much colder days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): explore the galleries of Arte Colonial, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Cusco Cathedral. Nature & Wildlife Tours and Iglesia De Santo Domingo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo in Ollantaytambo (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can 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

2
nights
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 17th (Mon), make a trip to Iglesia San Martin de Tours, then explore the ancient world of Moray, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Maras driving holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iglesia San Martin de Tours
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

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