31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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31 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
4
Puno
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Caraz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Trujillo
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

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 8th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Moray and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Maras tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Maras is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Peru Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, Maras is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

4
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.
When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Ruinas de Choquequirao in Cachora, approximately Cachora away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, delve into the distant past at Choquequirao Archeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Ruinas de Choquequirao
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

5
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, walk around Parque Pino, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Cusco in April, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

4
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Arequipa to Lari to see Templo Purisima Concepcion about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa day trip site .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

5
nights
Lima

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 parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stop by Barranco, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lima route maker app .

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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

3
nights
Caraz

Caraz ©
Caraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru.Political CreationRecent investigations propose that its political creation was dated on 12 February 1821, when Grl. Explore Caraz's surroundings by going to Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Cordillera Blanca Summit, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to CampoSanto Yungay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Caraz tour itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Lima to Caraz with the Route module. Traveling from Lima in April, Caraz is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, CampoSanto Yungay
Highlights from your plan
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

5
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Huanchaco (Corazon Verde & Huanchaco Al Rescate). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Moderno, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Caraz to Trujillo in 5 hours. Traveling from Caraz in May, Trujillo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Huanchaco, La Huaca del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

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