28 days in Peru Itinerary

28 days in Peru Itinerary

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28 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  20​h
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Trujillo
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  6​h
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h
8
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Wroclaw

4
nights
Lima

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take a stroll through Miraflores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip planner.

Wroclaw, Poland to Lima is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Wroclaw to Lima due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wroclaw in August: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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, Alpamayo, &more). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to CampoSanto Yungay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Caraz online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Caraz. Traveling from Lima in August, expect nights in Caraz to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Go for a jaunt from Trujillo to Huanchaco to see Huanchaco Al Rescate about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, contemplate the long history of Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge), get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Museo de Arte Moderno.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Trujillo trip builder.

You can drive from Caraz to Trujillo in 5 hours. While traveling from Caraz, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Trujillo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Huaca del Sol, Huanchaco Al Rescate
Highlights from your plan
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip tool .

Getting from Trujillo to Machu Picchu by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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 9th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Moray and then contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras.

To see where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maras day trip 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. In September, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Maras

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

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa journey planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Maras to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maras in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can 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

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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, walk around Parque Pino, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puno day trip tool .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arequipa in September, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco online trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Puno in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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