15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Marseille
Fly:  23​h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paracas
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Arequipa
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Marseille

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Real Plaza Salaverry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, and then head off the coast to Palomino. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Faro La Marina and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de las Nazarenas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lima road trip planning tool .

Marseille, France to Lima is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Marseille to Lima. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Marseille in February; daily highs in Lima reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Palomino
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Iglesia de las Nazarenas ©
Iglesia de las Nazarenas
Iglesia San Francisco de Asis ©
Iglesia San Francisco de Asis
Faro La Marina ©
Faro La Marina

2
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paracas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lima to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Arequipa on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Paracas

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Museo Arqueologico Paracas
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Museo Arqueologico Paracas ©
Museo Arqueologico Paracas
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas ©

3
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and then browse the different shops at Parque Lambramani.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip maker app .

You can fly from Paracas to Arequipa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paracas in February, with highs in Arequipa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You will leave for Puno on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Arequipa

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Parque Lambramani ©
Parque Lambramani
MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco ©

2
nights
Puno

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puno trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in February, plan for little chillier nights in Puno, with lows around 5°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina
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Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo
Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina ©
Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in February since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Lima

Lima ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and then get a taste of the local shopping with Jockey Plaza.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lima road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Shopping Historic Sites
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