29 days in Peru Itinerary

29 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Puno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ica
— 1 night
Drive
5
Paracas
— 2 nights
Bus to Lima, Fly to Cuzco
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train
7
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Shuttle
8
Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly
9
Iquitos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Lima
— 4 nights
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Puno

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, delve into the distant past at Sillustani, then slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, and finally step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puno trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Puno is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Volcan Misti. Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and Museo de Arte Virreinal will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador, get outside with Peru Fly Fishing, and make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online tour planner.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nazca

— 1 night
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Taller de Ceramicas Emilia, delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, then make a trip to Mural of Maria Reiche, then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nazca trip maker.

You can drive from Arequipa to Nazca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ica.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Ica

— 1 night
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica, then see the interesting displays at Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum, then learn about winemaking at Tacama, and finally learn about winemaking at El Catador.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ica road trip app.

You can drive from Nazca to Ica in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Ica

Wineries · Museums

Paracas

— 2 nights
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 4th (Fri): make a trip to The Chandelier, see Off-Road Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., then admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve, and finally stroll through Playa Roja. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Atenas, deepen your understanding at Ballestas Islands, and then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paracas holiday maker site.

Drive from Ica to Paracas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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 6th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu journey builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paracas to Machu Picchu in 14 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo

— 2 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda del Chalan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, then explore the ancient world of Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, then explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, and finally view the masterpieces at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo travel planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and exploor. Get outdoors at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tipon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Regional.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco online road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Iquitos

— 3 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

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.
Visiting Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Isla De Los Monos and Amazon Golf Course. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, admire the striking features of Ex-Hotel Palace, and examine the collection at Museum of Historic Boats.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iquitos travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Iquitos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Iquitos, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Iquitos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Trujillo

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)ggj, then get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and finally glide peacefully along the water with Boqueron Surf School. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Site Museum, steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trujillo tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Trujillo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Iquitos in December, with highs in Trujillo at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Historico de Lima and Cathedral of Lima. Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Lima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.