21 days in Peru Itinerary

21 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
2
Ica
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
3
Cabanaconde
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Chivay
— 7 nights
+6
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  12 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Cusco
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
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.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lima journey planner.

London, UK to Lima is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Ica on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Ica

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oasis of Huacachina. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Oasis of Huacachina, then learn about winemaking at Tacama, and then examine the collection at Regional Museum of Ica. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna De Huacachina and then take in breathtaking views at Canon de los Perdidos.

Make your Ica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a bus from Lima to Ica in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Ica

Nature Parks Wineries
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Oasis of Huacachina ©
Oasis of Huacachina
Tacama ©
Tacama
Regional Museum of Ica
Regional Museum of Ica

3
nights
Cabanaconde

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirador Cruz del Condor and San Miguel Viewpoint. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Condor's Cross, walk around Sangalle, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Achachiua, and explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabanaconde holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Ica to Cabanaconde in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Chivay.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Colca Canyon
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Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Mirador Cruz del Condor ©
Mirador Cruz del Condor
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross

7
nights
Chivay

Chivay ©
Scenic Chivay draws a growing number of tourists each year, yet this remote town of 5,000 inhabitants manages to retain much of its rustic, dusty character.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Calera Thermal Waters and Iglesia Santa Ana. Venture out of the city with trips to Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site (in Yanque) and Mirador de Wayra Punku (in Pinchollo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, make a trip to Abra Patapampa, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Chacapi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chivay trip planner.

You can drive from Cabanaconde to Chivay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Chivay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yanque, Mirador de Wayra Punku, Iglesia Santa Ana
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La Calera Thermal Waters ©
La Calera Thermal Waters
Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption
Plaza de Armas de Chivay ©
Plaza de Armas de Chivay

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Winay Wayna and Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machu Picchu: Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora) and Siete Tinajas (in Quillabamba). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, stop by Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu sightseeing planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Chivay to Machu Picchu in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, Ruinas de Choquequirao, Siete Tinajas
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco planning app.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman

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