31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly to Anta, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
2
Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi to Caraz, Bus to Trujillo
3
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Manu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Fly
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Puno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 4 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, stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lima, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Lima is an approximately 27.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kaunas in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Step out of Huascaran National Park with an excursion to Museo de Chacas in Chacas--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Huascaran. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna 69, take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera Blanca Summit, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park online visit planner.

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. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Trujillo

— 3 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 Site Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)ggj, get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trujillo itinerary planning site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Urubamba (Iglesia de Urubamba & Cerveceria Willkamayu). On the 1st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder tool.

You can fly from Trujillo to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Trujillo in June since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Manu National Park

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manu National Park day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Manu National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Moray and then stroll through Salinas de Maras.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maras journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 to go to Chucuito and see Fertility Temple, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 9th (Fri), 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, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puno online route planner.

You can fly from Maras to Puno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maras in July: high temperatures in Puno hover around 20°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador, and catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Puno in July since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Peru travel guide

4.6
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.