22 days in Peru Itinerary

22 days in Peru Itinerary

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22 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
6
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Montreal

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a stroll through Barranco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima tour website .

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in Lima at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caraz.

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)

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caraz: Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Alpamayo, & more). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Camposanto de Yungay and make a trip to Tumshukaiko.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Caraz day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Caraz. Traveling from Lima in October, you will find days in Caraz are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
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: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, look for gifts at Alpaca AB, and admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arequipa visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caraz to Arequipa. When traveling from Caraz in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arequipa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puno.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Sillustani, then walk around Parque Pino, and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puno online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puno, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

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

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maras road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Maras in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maras, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

3
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.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Pisac in Pisac--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

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

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