23 days in Peru Itinerary

23 days in Peru Itinerary

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23 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
7
Maras
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Warsaw

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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo, don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, and wander the streets of Barranco.

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Warsaw, Poland to Lima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Peru Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in May, with highs in Lima at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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. Get out of town with these interesting Caraz side-trips: Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Cordillera Blanca Summit, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camposanto de Yungay and don't miss a visit to Tumshukaiko.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Caraz travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Caraz. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in May since evenings lows in Caraz dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Caraz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Goyeneche, and admire the striking features of Casa del Moral.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa driving holiday planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Caraz to Arequipa. May in Arequipa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (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.
Go for a jaunt from Puno to Lampa to see Iglesia Apostol Santiago about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll around Parque Pino, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno trip site .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Puno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Lake Titicaca
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cerveceria Willkamayu in Urubamba (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cerveceria Willkamayu, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Teresa, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and get great views at Intipuncu.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip site .

You can 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 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Moray and then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maras trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maras

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

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