24 days in Peru Itinerary

24 days in Peru Itinerary

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Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Puno
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
Shuttle
5
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Train
6
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Fly to Lima, Bus to Paracas
7
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Lima
— 5 nights
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Iquitos

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at El Purguero. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, and then stroll through La Isla De Los Monos.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Iquitos trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Iquitos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Iquitos at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Iquitos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

3
nights
Arequipa

White City

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Arequipa driving holiday website.

You can fly from Iquitos to Arequipa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Iquitos in December: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

2
nights
Puno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fertility Temple. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puno attractions site.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

5
nights
Cusco

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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

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Traveling by flight from Puno to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan, then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo trip itinerary planning site.

Take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Machu Picchu

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 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, then look for gifts at Mapi Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

2
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Paracas

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, and finally have fun and explore at Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get great views at La Catedral, and then kick back and relax at Supay Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Machu Picchu to Paracas in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

5
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Lima

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: stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take a stroll through Barranco, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lima online road trip planner.

You can drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.