20 days in Peru Itinerary

20 days in Peru Itinerary

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20 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Maras
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Caraz
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Hamburg

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder website .

Hamburg, Germany to Cusco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hamburg to Cusco. When traveling from Hamburg in November, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

Before you visit Machu Picchu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Moray and then contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maras trip planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and then walk around Parque Pino.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puno vacation website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Maras in November, Puno is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, nature, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Puno in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

2
nights
Caraz

Caraz ©
Caraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru.Political CreationRecent investigations propose that its political creation was dated on 12 February 1821, when Grl. Change things up with these side-trips from Caraz: Huascaran National Park (Lagunas de Llanganuco, Huascaran, & more). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camposanto de Yungay and don't miss a visit to CampoSanto Yungay.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Caraz journey builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arequipa to Caraz. Traveling from Arequipa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Caraz, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, CampoSanto Yungay
Highlights from your plan
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

4
nights
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, take a stroll through Barranco, and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lima travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Caraz to Lima. Traveling from Caraz in November, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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