15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru tour itinerary planner

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Lima
— 3 nights
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Arequipa
— 1 night
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Cabanaconde
— 1 night
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
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Manu National Park
— 1 night
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Cusco
— 3 nights
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
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Lima

— 3 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.
Visit Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia de Santiago Apostol for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at SB Divers and Laguna Marvilla. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, make a trip to Miraflores, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Lima at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Arequipa

— 1 night

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 21st (Wed), see what you can catch with Peru Fly Fishing, then view the masterpieces at Arte Colonial, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lima in April; daily highs in Arequipa reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Cabanaconde

— 1 night
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mirador Achachiua, then stroll around Sangalle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condor's Cross, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cruz del Condor.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cabanaconde trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arequipa to Cabanaconde in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Puno

— 2 nights

City of the Lake

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 23rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sillustani, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puno day trip planner.

You can drive from Cabanaconde to Puno in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Puno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Machu Picchu

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu attractions planner.

You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Manu National Park

— 1 night
On the 26th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Kosnipata Valley and then delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manu National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, stop by San Blas, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Cusco. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Iquitos

— 2 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
On the 30th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iquitos online vacation maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Iquitos in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Cusco in April, expect nights in Iquitos to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.