15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  16​h
1
Arequipa
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Manu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
5
Paracas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Trujillo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Montreal

1
day
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 28th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Museo del BCRP - Sede Arequipa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then view the masterpieces at Arte Colonial, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tristan del Pozo (Continental Bank Exhibition Gallery).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip itinerary maker site .

Montreal, Canada to Arequipa is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Montreal in June, plan for little chillier nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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.
Shop till you drop at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Rooftop Kitchen Peru. Get a sense of the local culture at Salinas de Maras and Plaza de Armas. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in June, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Classes Shopping

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
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 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mapi Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip 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 up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

1
night
Manu National Park

Manu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manu National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

1
night
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Playa Roja, then view the masterpieces at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Supay Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, and then don't miss a visit to The Chandelier.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paracas road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Paracas with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Indigo and La Kasa Roja. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), appreciate the extensive heritage of Peruvian Soul, wander the streets of Miraflores, and see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Galeria Indigo ©
Galeria Indigo
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

1
night
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 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno, contemplate the long history of Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge), then look for gifts at Corazon Verde, then delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trujillo attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Trujillo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Corazon Verde
Highlights from your plan
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge) ©
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)
Museo de Arte Moderno ©
Museo de Arte Moderno

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