28 days in Peru Itinerary

28 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
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Lima
— 4 nights
Fly to Anta, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi to Caraz, Bus to Trujillo
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Trujillo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train
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Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Cusco
— 5 nights
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Lima

— 4 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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Lima is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Lima at 24°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Huascaran National Park

— 4 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo de Chacas in Chacas (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna 69, explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, and appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Huascaran National Park trip website.

Getting from Lima to Huascaran National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Trujillo

— 3 nights

Capital of Culture

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Site Museum, explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, soothe aching muscles at Atma Yoga Huanchaco, and take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trujillo trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Trujillo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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.
When in Puno, make a side trip to see Fertility Temple in Chucuito, approximately Chucuito away. On the 17th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Puno takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in June, expect nights in Puno to be much colder, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Arequipa

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, get impressive views of Volcan Misti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, and get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in June, plan for much warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip site.

Getting from Arequipa to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Ollantaytambo

— 2 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Willkamayu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, then stroll through Salinas de Maras, then view the masterpieces at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Qosqo Ayllu.

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You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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 29th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, hike along exploor, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip tool.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · 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.