21 days in Peru Itinerary

21 days in Peru Itinerary

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21 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Poznan
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Cusco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  26 h
End: Poznan

4
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, make a trip to Circuito Magico Del Agua, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lima holiday planner.

Poznan, Poland to Lima is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Poznan to Lima. When traveling from Poznan in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, look for gifts at Alpaca AB, and admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arequipa trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lima in April, with highs in Arequipa at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

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

3
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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puno, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

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

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maras.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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. On the 28th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maras trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cusco to Maras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

4
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, contemplate the long history of Choquequirao Archeological Park, stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor, and make a trip to Intipuncu.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Choquequirao Archeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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