15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  10​h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Arequipa
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Puerto Maldonado
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima vacation maker website .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Lima due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Juan in September, plan for much colder days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Shopping
Highlights from your plan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mundo Alpaca, Mercado San Camilo and Plaza de Armas. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in September, with lows around 11°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara
Mercado San Camilo ©
Mercado San Camilo
Mundo Alpaca ©
Mundo Alpaca

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Casa del Corregidor, Kayaking & Canoeing, Plaza de Armas, and other attractions. On the 15th (Sun), get outside with Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Puno tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Puno is little chillier than Arequipa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online vacation planner .

You can drive from Puno to Machu Picchu in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Machu Picchu Mountain Trek

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moray, Salinas de Maras, Mercado Central de San Pedro, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, then steep yourself in history at Moray, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Rainbow Trek Palcoyo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cusco using our trip planner.

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. September in Cusco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Maras
Highlights from your plan
Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

3
nights
Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Explore hidden gems such as Lago Sandoval and Native Community of Ese"Ejas. Step out of the city life by going to Amazon Shelter and Panthera Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Maldonado online travel route planner .

Getting from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cusco in September, with highs in Puerto Maldonado at 39°C and lows at 24°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
Amazon Shelter ©
Amazon Shelter

1
night
Lima

Lima
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lima travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in September, expect nights in Lima to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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