28 days in Peru Itinerary

28 days in Peru Itinerary

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28 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lima
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Paracas
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Maras
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Cabanaconde
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Caraz
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Lima

1
night
Paracas

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 18th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Supay Beach, explore the activities along La Catedral, and then view the masterpieces at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paracas tour itinerary planner .

Lima to Paracas is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December in Paracas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
La Catedral ©
La Catedral
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inca Trail. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Paracas to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in December, expect Cusco to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

Make your Machu Picchu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can 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 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Moray and then steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Maras itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Maras sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puno trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Maras in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Puno, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

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

1
night
Cabanaconde

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mirador Cruz del Condor, then take in the awesome beauty at Condor's Cross, and then get great views at Mirador Achachiua.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cabanaconde trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Puno to Cabanaconde takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Mirador Achachiua ©
Mirador Achachiua
Mirador Cruz del Condor ©
Mirador Cruz del Condor

4
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: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Lima is somewhat warmer than Arequipa - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

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
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.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol.

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Fly from Lima to Trujillo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caraz: Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Lagunas de Llanganuco, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Laguna Paron, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Caraz, and don't miss a visit to Tumshukaiko.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Caraz day trip website .

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Caraz takes 5 hours. Traveling from Trujillo in January, Caraz is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Huascaran National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

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