24 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

24 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Lima, Peru

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lima road trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Lima is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in June, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

1
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Machu Picchu, Peru

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 (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

5
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Cusco, Peru

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.
On the 9th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco online attractions planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

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 13th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Volcan Misti and then contemplate the long history of Palacio de Goyeneche.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arequipa road trip planning site.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Arequipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

2
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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

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.
On the 15th (Tue), head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Inca Sauna.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Puno day trip planning app.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arequipa in June: highs in Puno hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trip

2
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Copacabana, Bolivia

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Calvario and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then explore and take pictures at Isla del Sol.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copacabana trip planner.

You can drive from Puno to Copacabana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

4
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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Paz: Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, stroll around Valley of the Moon, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz journey planning website.

You can drive from Copacabana to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uyuni travel route planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in June, plan for little chillier days in Uyuni, with highs around 8°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Sucre, Bolivia

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, get outside with La Maja, take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then get curious at Museo del Tesoro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sucre online route planner.

You can fly from Uyuni to Sucre in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in June, expect nights in Sucre to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, then take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, then admire the natural beauty at Guembe, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Artecampo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Cruz using our trip planner.

Getting from Sucre to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sucre in June, with highs in Santa Cruz at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.