29 days in Peru & Temuco Itinerary

29 days in Peru & Temuco Itinerary

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29 days in Peru & Temuco Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Manu National Park, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Cabanaconde, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
9
Temuco, Chile
— 7 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

4
nights
Lima, Peru

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and stop by Barranco.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lima sightseeing app.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Lima is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Palma de Mallorca to Lima. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in January, things will get much warmer in Lima: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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

1
night
Maras, Peru

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 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras, then explore the ancient world of Moray, and then look for gifts at Sumaq LLank'ay.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maras trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in January, expect nights in Maras to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sumaq LLank'ay
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Sumaq LLank'ay ©
Sumaq LLank'ay

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

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 9th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): stop by Mapi Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Kosnipata Valley and then take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manu National Park online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and stop by Hilo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cusco vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manu National Park to Cusco. In January, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

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, relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Arequipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Cabanaconde, Peru

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 19th (Tue): get great views at Mirador Achachiua, stroll through Condor's Cross, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cruz del Condor.

Plan my day in Cabanaconde using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Arequipa to Cabanaconde in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

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

3
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
Explore Puno's surroundings by going to Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, don't miss a visit to Arco Deustua, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puno route maker website.

You can drive from Cabanaconde to Puno in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Temuco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Main Gate, Lake Titicaca, Fertility Temple
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

7
nights
Temuco, Chile

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Temuco: Villarrica (Emporio Chocolate, Lake Villarrica, &more), Conguillio National Park (in Melipeuco) and Pucon (Parasailing & Paragliding, Ojos del Caburga, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centro Cultural El Austral, see the interesting displays at Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien, browse the fresh offerings at Feria Pinto, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Temuco online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Puno to Temuco with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Puno to Temuco is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Temuco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Villarrica, Pucon, Valdivia, Conguillio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica
Centro Cultural El Austral ©
Centro Cultural El Austral

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