15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Manu National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Chiclayo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu holiday planner.

Tampa, USA to Machu Picchu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Manu National Park

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Kosnipata Valley and then stroll through Manu National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manu National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Cusco

— 3 nights

Imperial City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Inka and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manu National Park to Cusco. In March, daytime highs in Cusco are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Arequipa

— 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Appreciate the collections at Santa Catalina Monastery and Museo Santuarios Andinos. Take a break from the city and head to Peru Fly Fishing and MotoAndes. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa visit website.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Arequipa sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Lima

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then stop by Wica Licoreria Artesanal, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Nacion, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Kennedy, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lima travel tool.

Fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in March, expect Lima to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Chiclayo

— 1 night

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
On the 24th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, ride a horse along Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru, then examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chiclayo online road trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Chiclayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lima in March: highs in Chiclayo hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Trujillo

— 2 nights

Capital of Culture

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, then take in the exciting artwork at Museo de Arte Moderno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Trujillo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trujillo trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Chiclayo to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Chiclayo in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Trujillo: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.