31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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31 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  22​h
1
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nazca
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Iquitos
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Belgrade

3
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of Arequipa and Volcan Misti. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, and wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planning website .

Belgrade, Serbia to Arequipa is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Arequipa is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in December, expect Arequipa to be warmer, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Titicaca and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Antonio, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and make a trip to Catedral de Puno.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puno trip planner .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Puno, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Kayaking & Canoeing

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Maras trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Maras in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maras when traveling from Puno in December, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then get great views at Intipuncu.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Zipline

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Ballestas Islands. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Roja, and get great views at La Catedral.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paracas trip maker website .

You can fly from Cusco to Paracas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Paracas is somewhat warmer than Cusco - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ballestas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Ballestas Islands ©
Ballestas Islands
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla and then don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Cahuachi, then make a trip to Ceramicas LASC, and then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nazca driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Walking tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner .

Drive from Nazca to Lima in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
El Parque del Amor ©
El Parque del Amor

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Huaca del Sol and Cao Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, delve into the distant past at Site Museum, and stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip builder .

You can fly from Lima to Trujillo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Trujillo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Iquitos

Iquitos ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Isla De Los Monos and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, admire the striking features of Ex-Hotel Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Iquitos trip planner .

Getting from Trujillo to Iquitos by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Trujillo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Iquitos: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Amazon Rescue Center ©
Amazon Rescue Center
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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