18 days in Peru, Copacabana & Tupiza Itinerary

18 days in Peru, Copacabana & Tupiza Itinerary

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18 days in Peru, Copacabana & Tupiza Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  2 h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  11 h 45 min
6
Tupiza, Bolivia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
7
Ica, Peru
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h
End: Lima, Peru

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Puka Pukara as well as Q'enqo. On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, and finally explore the ancient world of Puka Pukara.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco online journey planner .

Lima to Cusco is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in February, you will find days in Cusco are little chillier (23°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

1
day
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, then delve into the distant past at Moray, then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and finally examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ollantaytambo vacation website .

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. March in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Maras
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Huayna Picchu. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

1
night
Cusco, Peru

Cusco
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco route maker site .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will leave for Copacabana on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Isla del Sol and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Copacabana trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Copacabana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Copacabana due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tupiza.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario

3
nights
Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tupiza online attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Copacabana to Tupiza in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ica.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

6
nights
Ica, Peru

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canon de los Perdidos. Venture out of the city with trips to Paracas (Islas Ballestas, The Chandelier, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna De Huacachina.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tupiza to Ica. Traveling from Tupiza to Ica, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Ica sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Paracas
Highlights from your plan
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja

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