15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Cranbrook
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
6
Trujillo
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: Cranbrook

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima and then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip maker website .

Cranbrook, Canada to Lima is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Peru Time (PET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cranbrook in October, you will find days in Lima are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in October since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa

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.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Sillustani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Antonio, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fertility Temple, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno day trip app .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arequipa in October, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fertility Temple, Lake Titicaca, Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Speed Boats Tours
Fertility Temple ©
Fertility Temple

4
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.
Sacred Valley of the Incas and River Rafting & Tubing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moray and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with exploor, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and steep yourself in history at Tipon.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cusco, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Moray ©
Moray
exploor ©
exploor

2
nights
Machu Picchu

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 12th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

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You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, then steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trujillo trip planning tool .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Trujillo by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Huaca del Sol
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La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan

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