19 days in Peru, La Paz & Sucre Itinerary

19 days in Peru, La Paz & Sucre Itinerary

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19 days in Peru, La Paz & Sucre Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Lima, Peru

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 12th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then wander the streets of San Isidro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lima trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Lima hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

3
nights
Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Sandoval and Tambopata National Reserve. Visiting Amazon Shelter and Panthera Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Tambopata River, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario Tambopata, and take a peaceful walk through Monkey Island.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Maldonado day trip tool .

You can fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Lima, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Maldonado, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tambopata National Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
Monkey Island ©
Monkey Island
Tambopata National Reserve ©
Tambopata National Reserve

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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Montana de Siete Colores.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in April, things will get cooler in Cusco: highs are around 23°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Parks Nature

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Intipuncu and Mariposario de Machupicchu. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon. Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, get a sense of history and politics at Serpost, stop by Artesanias, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

1
night
Cusco, Peru

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally trek along exploor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Potosi and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Green Hands, examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, and finally stroll through Chacaltaya Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Paz day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cusco in April, expect La Paz to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort
Huayna Potosi ©
Huayna Potosi

2
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad and La Maja. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The 7 Cascadas and El Centro Turistico Comunitario. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Templo-Museo "San Francisco de Asis", make a trip to Cal Orck'o, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Clara Convent.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sucre sightseeing planning site .

Fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent
Basilica de San Francisco ©
Basilica de San Francisco
Templo-Museo ©

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