26 days in Peru Itinerary

26 days in Peru Itinerary

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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Train
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Ollantaytambo
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lima
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu holiday maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Machu Picchu is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Machu Picchu, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo

— 4 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ollantaytambo: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray), Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, and view the masterpieces at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cusco

— 5 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.
On the 30th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Puno

— 3 nights

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 5th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cusco in July, with highs in Puno at 20°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Arequipa

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arequipa online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in July, Arequipa is warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Lima

— 5 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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and wander the streets of Miraflores.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lima online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Arequipa in July since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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.