32 days in Peru Itinerary

32 days in Peru Itinerary

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32 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Passo Fundo
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Caraz
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Trujillo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
6
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
7
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Puno
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Passo Fundo

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, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of Barranco, make a trip to Miraflores, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning site .

Passo Fundo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Passo Fundo to Lima. While traveling from Passo Fundo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Lagunas de Llanganuco, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Paron, appreciate the extensive heritage of Camposanto de Yungay, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Caraz, and don't miss a visit to Tumshukaiko.

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

Explore your travel options from Lima to Caraz with the Route module. Traveling from Lima in December, Caraz is colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Caraz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Huascaran National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

4
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.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, steep yourself in history at Site Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, and get engrossed in the history at Casinelli Museum (Museo Arqueologico Casinelli).

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You can drive from Caraz to Trujillo in 5 hours. Traveling from Caraz in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trujillo, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Pisac in Pisac--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Cusco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Ruinas de Choquequirao in Cachora--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, steep yourself in history at Choquequirao Archeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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. On the 24th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Maras planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Maras

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

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.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, nature, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Goyeneche, and do some two-wheel cruising with MotoAndes.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Maras to Arequipa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

4
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.
Take a break from Puno with a short trip to Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina in Juliaca, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, don't miss a visit to Chullpas, pause for some photo ops at Arco Deustua, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Puno, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina, Chullpas
Highlights from your plan
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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