21 days in Peru Itinerary

21 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru vacation planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Cuzco
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manu National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Fly
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly to Capitan Montes Airport, Drive to Organos
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Organos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Capitan Montes Airport, Fly to Comandante FAP German Arias Graziani Airport, Drive to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Casma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Cusco

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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 Spas and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along exploor, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, don't miss a visit to Plaza Regocijo (Kusipata), and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cusco road trip app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Cusco is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Cusco. Traveling from Bratislava in August, you will find days in Cusco are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Manu National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manu National Park online itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Manu National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Machu Picchu

— 1 night
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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, admire the sheer force of Cascadas Allcamayo, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Wonderful Hands Spa.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife

Maras

— 1 night
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maras road trip planning website.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Arequipa

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at La Iberica, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage, then wander the streets of Yanahuara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arequipa vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maras to Arequipa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maras in August since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Organos.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Organos

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Pocitas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Vichayito.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Organos road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arequipa to Organos. In August, Organos is somewhat warmer than Arequipa - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Organos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Huascaran National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huascaran. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, then explore the activities along Laguna Chinancocha, and then explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Huascaran National Park journey maker.

Explore your travel options from Organos to Huascaran National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Casma.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Casma

— 2 nights
Casma is a city in the Ancash Region, Peru. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa la Gramita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Akela Tours and then make a trip to Chankillo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Casma trip planner.

You can drive from Huascaran National Park to Casma in 6 hours. In August in Casma, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Casma

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Paracas

— 2 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yumaque Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Atenas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the engaging exhibits at Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Freedom Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paracas trip builder tool.

Drive from Casma to Paracas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Casma in August since evenings lows in Paracas dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Lima

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Balneario La Punta, then wander the streets of Barranco, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Miraflores.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lima online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.