16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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16 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  27 h
1
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Puno
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. On your second day here, look for gifts at Incalpaca, don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Alvaro Valdivia - Anticuario, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial.

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London, UK to Arequipa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Arequipa. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Arequipa to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Antonio, and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Arequipa in January; daily highs in Puno reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia San Antonio ©
Iglesia San Antonio
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Horseback Riding Tours. Tipon and Tambomachay will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cusco attractions 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 January, Cusco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Spas
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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.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll through Playa Atenas, then see Off-Road Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating landscape at Paracas Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Playa de la Mina, then see the interesting displays at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paracas trip planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Paracas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in January: high temperatures in Paracas hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plaza de Armas
Highlights from your plan
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

2
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.
On the 27th (Mon), take a stroll through San Isidro, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Lima sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©

2
nights
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 29th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Casa de la Emancipacion, steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge), and then kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Delicias, look for gifts at Corazon Verde, and then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Victor Raul Haya de la Torre.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Trujillo trip planner .

You can fly from Lima to Trujillo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Trujillo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Huanchaco
Highlights from your plan
Casa de la Emancipacion ©
Casa de la Emancipacion
Playa de Huanchaco ©
Playa de Huanchaco

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