31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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Trujillo
— 4 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi to Anta, Fly to Lima
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Lima
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manu National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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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: take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, and steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trujillo trip itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Trujillo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bogota in August, Trujillo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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 (Sun) exploring nature at Huascaran. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, get outside with Laguna Llaca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Trujillo to Huascaran National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lima journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Huascaran National Park to Lima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Step out of Arequipa to go to Lari and see Templo Purisima Concepcion, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, and admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lima in August since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Puno with an excursion to Fertility Temple in Chucuito--about 40 minutes away. On the 21st (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Taquile Island, soak in style at Inca Sauna, explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and explore the activities along Lake Umayo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puno online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Arequipa in August since evenings lows in Puno dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Maras

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maras road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maras, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu itinerary planning website.

Getting from Maras to Machu Picchu by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites

Manu National Park

— 1 night
On the 25th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manu National Park trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva in Yucay, about 1h 20 min away. On the 30th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Cusco. August in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.