19 days in Peru Itinerary

19 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chiclayo
— 1 night
Fly
3
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Lima

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. February in Lima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Chiclayo

— 1 night

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning and then examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chiclayo trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Lima to Chiclayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Chiclayo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums

Side Trip

Maras

— 1 night
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Moray and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

To find out how to plan a trip to Maras, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chiclayo to Maras in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chiclayo in February, you will find days in Maras are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Cusco

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
On the 20th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Arequipa

— 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, look for gifts at La Iberica, experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Arequipa road trip planning site.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

Puno

— 2 nights

City of the Lake

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 25th (Thu), head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Umayo, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then slough off your stress at Inca Sauna.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puno trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in February, plan for little chillier nights in Puno, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.