28 days in Peru Itinerary

28 days in Peru Itinerary

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28 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Antwerp
Train + Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Iquitos
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lima
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nazca
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
5
Villa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
6
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
8
Puerto Maldonado
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
10
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Cabanaconde
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  19 h
End: Antwerp

1
night
Iquitos

Iquitos ©
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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iquitos holiday maker tool .

Antwerp, Belgium to Iquitos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Peru Time is minus 6 hours. In July, Iquitos is a bit warmer than Antwerp - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tapiche Reserve ©
Tapiche Reserve

3
nights
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.
You've added Barranco, Miraflores, Huaca Pucllana, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through San Isidro.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Lima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. While traveling from Iquitos, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©

2
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
You've now added Playa Roja to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Freedom Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paracas road trip site .

Drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Paracas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cerro Blanco. Get some historical perspective at Cahuachi and Acueductos de Nasca. Step off the beaten path and head to Cantalloc Aqueduct and Los Paredones. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nazca visit planning site .

You can drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Villa Rica.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct
Acueductos de Nasca ©
Acueductos de Nasca

2
nights
Villa Rica

Villa Rica ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cataratas Bayoz, Cotahuasi River Canyon and Huayllay National Sanctuary. On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Huayllay National Sanctuary and then explore the stunning scenery at Cotahuasi River Canyon. On the next day, explore the activities along Laguna El Oconal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas Bayoz.

Plan my trip to Villa Rica with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Villa Rica takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Villa Rica

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotahuasi River Canyon, Huayllay National Sanctuary, Cataratas Bayoz
Highlights from your plan
Laguna El Oconal ©
Laguna El Oconal
Cataratas Bayoz ©
Cataratas Bayoz

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.
You've now added Los Jardines de Mandor to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Villa Rica to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maras day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Maras are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Maras

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

2
nights
Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Lago Sandoval.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Maldonado trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Maras to Puerto Maldonado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Maras in August, you will find days in Puerto Maldonado are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lago Sandoval
Highlights from your plan
Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
Amazon Shelter ©
Amazon Shelter
Monkey Island ©
Monkey Island

4
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.
You've now added Inca Trail to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: hike along exploor, explore the striking landscape at Montana de Siete Colores, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

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You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, Cusco is cooler than Puerto Maldonado - with highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Spas
exploor ©
exploor

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uros Floating Islands as well as Lake Titicaca. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Apostol Santiago and then pause for some photo ops at Mirador Puma Uta.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puno trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, things will get little chillier in Puno: highs are around 21°C and lows about -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Lake Titicaca
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Iglesia Apostol Santiago ©
Iglesia Apostol Santiago

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tapay Viewpoint. Escape the urban bustle at Condor's Cross and Zipline. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirador Cruz del Condor and Iglesia Santa Ana. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Colca Canyon and get great views at Mirador Achachiua.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabanaconde trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Puno to Cabanaconde in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipline, Colca Canyon, Iglesia Santa Ana
Highlights from your plan
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Iglesia Santa Ana ©
Iglesia Santa Ana
Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon

1
night
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa los Arcos and then wander the streets of Yanahuara.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa day trip app .

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara

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