29 days in Peru Itinerary

29 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip builder

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Lima
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paracas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 6 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
Train
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Train to Brno

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Lima

— 5 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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, wander the streets of Miraflores, and stop by Barranco.

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Brno, Czech Republic to Lima is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brno to Lima is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brno in September, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Paracas

— 2 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at La Catedral, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paracas road trip planning website.

Getting from Lima to Paracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Paracas, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Cusco

— 6 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 13th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Tipon, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paracas to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Paracas in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Machu Picchu

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Llactapata, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and look for gifts at Mapi Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo

— 3 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ollantaytambo: Urubamba (Mercado De Urubamaba, Iglesia de Urubamba, &more) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puno.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

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 26th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and relax and rejuvenate at Inca Sauna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Puno tour planner.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Puno by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ollantaytambo in September: high temperatures in Puno hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Arequipa

— 4 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and do some two-wheel cruising with MotoAndes.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa road trip planning website.

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.