30 days in Peru Itinerary

30 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
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Lima
— 5 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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 2 nights
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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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and wander the streets of Barranco.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima travel route website.

Exeter, UK to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Lima, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Take a break from Huascaran National Park with a short trip to Museo de Chacas in Chacas, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Huascaran. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna 69, head outdoors with Laguna Llaca, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, and admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Trujillo

— 4 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: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, soothe aching muscles at Atma Yoga Huanchaco, stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, and contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Trujillo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip website.

Getting from Trujillo to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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: Peruprofundo Adventure (in Calca) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, hunt for treasures at Mercado Artesanal, get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, and delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ollantaytambo planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Ollantaytambo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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 22nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cusco online journey planner.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Cusco by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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, admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Arequipa visit website.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in August since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Umayo, then explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

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Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Arequipa in August since evenings lows in Puno dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.