41 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

41 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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41 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Tupiza, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
8
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Cabanaconde, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Lambayeque, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
13
Trujillo, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Caraz, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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4
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, don't miss a visit to San Blas, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Cusco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cusco is minus 5 hours. When traveling from London in January, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online journey builder .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Moray and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maras day trip site .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Maras, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

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

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uyuni trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Maras to Uyuni takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Maras to Uyuni is 1 hour. Traveling from Maras in January, you will find days in Uyuni are little chillier (15°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

2
nights
Tupiza, Bolivia

The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Puerta del Diablo and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tupiza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uyuni to Tupiza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Puerta del Diablo ©
Puerta del Diablo
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Casa de Turismo, then examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o, and finally admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sucre online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Sucre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in Sucre sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas and then explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz online route builder .

Fly from Sucre to La Paz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in January, things will get a bit cooler in La Paz: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario and then head off the coast to Isla del Sol.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Copacabana trip site .

You can take a bus from La Paz to Copacabana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario

3
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puno trip builder app .

You can drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Puno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

1
night
Cabanaconde, Peru

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
On the 23rd (Thu), get great views at Mirador Cruz del Condor, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross, and then get great views at Mirador Achachiua.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cabanaconde trip builder tool .

Getting from Puno to Cabanaconde by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Mirador Achachiua ©
Mirador Achachiua
Mirador Cruz del Condor ©
Mirador Cruz del Condor

4
nights
Arequipa, Peru

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 Historic Centre of Arequipa, and make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arequipa vacation website .

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lambayeque.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Lambayeque, Peru

Lambayeque ©
The main places to visit in Lambayeque are its archaeological museums, notable for their collections of artifacts.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning and then examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tucume Pyramids and then examine the collection at Sican Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lambayeque tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lambayeque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arequipa in January, with highs in Lambayeque at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lambayeque

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sican Museum, Tucume Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum ©
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
Sican Museum ©
Sican Museum
Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning ©

4
nights
Trujillo, Peru

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.
Take a break from Trujillo with a short trip to Playa Malabrigo in Puerto Malabrigo, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, and examine the collection at Museo de Arte Moderno.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trujillo route maker site .

You can take a bus from Lambayeque to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Lambayeque in January, expect nights in Trujillo to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Huanchaco, Playa Malabrigo, La Huaca del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum

3
nights
Caraz, Peru

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caraz: Huascaran National Park (Huascaran, Alpamayo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Caraz and don't miss a visit to Tumshukaiko.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Caraz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Caraz takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Trujillo in February: high temperatures in Caraz hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Huascaran National Park
Highlights from your plan
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

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nights
Lima, Peru

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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and make a trip to Miraflores.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caraz to Lima. Traveling from Caraz in February, expect Lima to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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