31 days in Peru Itinerary

31 days in Peru Itinerary

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31 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  20 h
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Cusco
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
6
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
7
Lambayeque
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Iquitos
— 3 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Lima and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Cathedral of Lima and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, wander the streets of Barranco, and stop by Miraflores.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary maker tool .

Izmir, Turkey to Lima is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Izmir to Lima, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Izmir in March: high temperatures in Lima hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

5
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and Museo Santuarios Andinos. Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and view the masterpieces at Arte Colonial.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Arequipa online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, Arequipa is a bit cooler than Lima - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal

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.
Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Taquile Island will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sillustani and Museo de la Coca y Costumbres. Venture out of the city with trips to Fertility Temple (in Chucuito) and Iglesia San Pedro (in Juli). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno holiday planner .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Puno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia San Pedro, Lake Titicaca, Fertility Temple
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Iglesia San Pedro ©
Iglesia San Pedro

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Moray. Head to Mercado Central de San Pedro and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cuscofor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, delve into the distant past at Tipon, and examine the collection at Qorikancha.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planner .

Getting from Puno to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in March, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Mercado Central de San Pedro
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, stop by Mapi Art, and then stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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 discover tucked-away gems like La Huaca del Sol and Site Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chan Chan and Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno, stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trujillo holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Trujillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lambayeque.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

1
night
Lambayeque

Lambayeque ©
The main places to visit in Lambayeque are its archaeological museums, notable for their collections of artifacts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning and then examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lambayeque online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Trujillo to Lambayeque by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Trujillo in March, expect nights in Lambayeque to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lambayeque

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum ©
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning ©
Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center. On the next day, admire the striking features of Ex-Hotel Palace and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Iquitos trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Lambayeque to Iquitos by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Iquitos can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

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