19 days in Peru Itinerary

19 days in Peru Itinerary

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19 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
Bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Puno
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h
End: Belo Horizonte

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Tipon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Huarcapay (Piquillacta & Rumicolca). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Museo Quechua, take in the dramatic natural features at Montana de Siete Colores, and hike along exploor.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planning tool .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, things will get colder in Cusco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huarcapay
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Encuentros Andinos, admire the verdant scenery at Perolniyoq Waterfall, and then delve into the distant past at Inca Quarries.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Encuentros Andinos
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Perolniyoq Waterfall ©
Perolniyoq Waterfall

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 7th (Tue): get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, then take a tour of Yavari Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, then explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and then make a trip to Portal de Aramu Muru.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ollantaytambo to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ollantaytambo in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Yavari Museum ©
Yavari Museum

3
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Yanahuara. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and explore the striking landscape of Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puno in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

1
night
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, get outside with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, then steep yourself in history at Acueductos de Nasca, and finally see the sky in a new way at Planetario Maria Reiche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, don't miss a visit to Geoglifos de Palpa, make a trip to Ceramicas LASC, then have fun and explore at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi, and finally delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nazca trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Arequipa to Nazca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Geoglifos de Palpa
Highlights from your plan
Acueductos de Nasca ©
Acueductos de Nasca
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, kick back and relax at Supay Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, then make a trip to The Chandelier, and finally view the masterpieces at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paracas trip maker .

Traveling by car from Nazca to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Paracas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de las Nazarenas, explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and finally stroll around Parque El Olivar. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get to know the fascinating history of San Isidro, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally step off the mainland to explore Palomino.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Lima travel route builder website .

Drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palomino
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Parque El Olivar ©
Parque El Olivar
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

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