16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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16 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lima
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Talara
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cusco
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h
5
Urubamba
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h
7
Cusco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lima
— 1 night
End: Lima


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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.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lima online travel planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lima. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Talara.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

4
nights
Talara

Talara
Talara is a city in the Talara Province of the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Talara travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Talara. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in July, with highs in Talara at 30°C and lows at 23°C. You will leave for Cusco on the 1st (Thu).

3
nights
Lima

Lima
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lima online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Talara to Lima. Traveling from Talara in July, things will get slightly colder in Lima: highs are around 22°C and lows about 19°C. You'll set off for Cusco on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
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 more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, expect cooler with lows of 2°C in Cusco. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Urubamba.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
Urubamba

Urubamba ©
The largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba represents a transport hub, often frequented by tourists wanting to get out and see the ruins and natural sights of the valley.
Popular historic sites such as Salinas de Maras and Moray are in your itinerary.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Urubamba trip builder tool .

Take a shuttle from Cusco to Urubamba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Urubamba can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toMachu Picchu.

Things to do in Urubamba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maras
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

1
day
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 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu holiday builder tool .

You can take a train from Urubamba to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©

1
night
Cusco

Cusco
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Lima on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Lima

Lima
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Lima, with lows of 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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