44 days in Peru Itinerary

44 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America itinerary planner

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Fly
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Lima
— 4 nights
Fly to Chachapoyas Airport, Drive to Bagua Grande
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Bagua Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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Chachapoyas
— 2 nights
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Valera
— 1 night
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Drive to Chachapoyas Airport, Fly to Francisco Carle Airport, Drive to Huancayo
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Huancayo
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Calca
— 1 night
Drive
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
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Cachora
— 1 night
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Maras
— 1 night
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Cabanaconde
— 2 nights
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Lampa
— 1 night
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Isla Amantani
— 1 night
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Taquile Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Inca Manco Capac International Airport, Fly to Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, Drive to Chucuito
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Chucuito
— 1 night
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Juli
— 1 night
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Juliaca
— 2 nights
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Lima

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Lima and Museo Larco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Kennedy, visit Miraflores, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lima travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lima is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bagua Grande.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Bagua Grande

— 1 night
Bagua Grande, also known as Corazón de Amazonas is a town in northern Peru, capital of Utcubamba Province, in the region Amazonas. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Laguna Burlan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosque Berlin.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Bagua Grande. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chachapoyas.

Things to do in Bagua Grande

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Chachapoyas

— 2 nights
A good base for exploring the surrounding cloud forests, Chachapoyas remains a small and laid-back town despite its growing popularity with international tourists.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Fortaleza de Kuelap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Canon del Sonche and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chachapoyas road trip app.

You can drive from Bagua Grande to Chachapoyas in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Valera.

Things to do in Chachapoyas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Valera

— 1 night
On the 9th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Catarata de Gocta.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Valera vacation planner.

You can drive from Chachapoyas to Valera in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Huancayo.

Things to do in Valera

Nature · Parks

Huancayo

— 2 nights

Uncontrastable City

Located in the central highlands of Peru, Huancayo remains one of the five most populous cities in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hidden Peru and Basilica Catedral de Huancayo. Get some cultural insight at Yalpana Wasi - Lugar De La Memoria and Virgen Inmaculada de la Concepcion. Change things up with a short trip to Convento de Santa Rosa de Ocopa in Santa Rosa de Ocopa (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Formaciones Geologicas de Torre Torre, walk around Cerrito La Libertad, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Maria Inmaculada.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Huancayo vacation planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valera to Huancayo. In March in Huancayo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Huancayo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Cusco

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, trot along with a tour on horseback, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Huancayo to Cusco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Huancayo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Calca.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Calca

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Huchuy Qosco and then head outdoors with Peruprofundo Adventure.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calca visit planning tool.

Getting from Cusco to Calca by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Calca can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Calca

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Wonderful Hands Spa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

Plan a trip to Machu Picchu easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calca to Machu Picchu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cachora.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Cachora

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Choquequirao.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cachora online journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Cachora. In March, daytime highs in Cachora are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Cachora

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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. On the 23rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maras online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cachora to Maras in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cachora in March; daily highs in Maras reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Arequipa

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Mario Vargas Llosa, examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Agustin, and finally see the interesting displays at FBC Melgar. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at La Iberica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maras to Arequipa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Arequipa

— 4 nights

White City

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. Explore Arequipa further: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Villalobos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and take a stroll through Yanahuara.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arequipa online trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Cabanaconde

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Mirador Cruz del Condor, then head outdoors with Mirador de Wayra Punku, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ana. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Achachiua and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabanaconde trip maker app.

You can drive from Arequipa to Cabanaconde in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lampa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lampa

— 1 night
Lampa is a town in Southern Peru. To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lampa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Lampa takes 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lampa can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll set off for Puno on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Lampa

Historic Sites

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sillustani and Inca Sauna. Visiting Taquile Island and Uros Floating Islands will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Carlos Dreyer, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, stroll around Parque Pino, and contemplate the long history of La Casa del Corregidor.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Puno online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lampa to Puno takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla Amantani.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Isla Amantani

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Amantani Island and then don't miss a visit to Centro Ceremonial Pachatata.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Isla Amantani trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puno to Isla Amantani. April in Isla Amantani sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taquile Island.

Things to do in Isla Amantani

Nature · Parks

Taquile Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Main Gate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taquile Island trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Isla Amantani to Taquile Island with the Route module. In April in Taquile Island, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll set off for Chucuito on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Taquile Island

Historic Sites

Chucuito

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trot along with Centro Hipico Lago Titicaca and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fertility Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chucuito trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Taquile Island to Chucuito with the Route module. April in Chucuito sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juli.

Things to do in Chucuito

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Juli

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de Letran and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Pedro.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Juli trip maker site.

Getting from Chucuito to Juli by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juliaca.

Things to do in Juli

Historic Sites

Juliaca

— 2 nights
Juliaca is the capital of San Roman Province in the Puno Region of southeastern Peru. On the 10th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isla Tikonata and then explore the striking landscape at Capachica Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Real Plaza Juliaca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina, and then admire the landmark architecture of Templo de la Merced.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Juliaca attractions app.

Traveling by car from Juli to Juliaca takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Juliaca can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Juliaca

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.

Amazonas Region travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Waterfalls · Ruins

Puno Region travel guide

4.1
Islands · Bodies of Water · Cemeteries
Puno is a region in southeastern Peru. It is bordered by Bolivia on the east, the Madre de Dios Region on the north, the Cusco and Arequipa regions on the west, the Moquegua Region on the southwest, and the Tacna Region on the south. Its capital is the city of Puno, which is located on Lake Titicaca in the geographical region known as the Altiplano or high sierra.Puno was the territory of the Tiahuanacos (800 A.D. – 1200 A.D.), who were the highest cultural expression of the Aymara people who established themselves in what is today Peru and Bolivia. The Incas took over these lands in the fifteenth century, and the Spanish, attracted by the mining industry developed there, left an important Colonial legacy throughout the entire area.GeographyThe Puno region is located in the Collao Plateau. The western part of Lake Titicaca, which is the world's highest navigable lake, is located in the region. The Andean mountains make up 70% of the region's territory, and the rest is covered by the Amazon rainforest.The lake contains numerous islands whose inhabitants continue to live as their ancestors have in custom and tradition. The Uros an example of this; this people group lives on "floating islands" that they have artificially made entirely of totora reeds, and they navigate in their traditional boats also made out of totora reeds. Taquile, Suasi, and Amantaní are known for their kindness of their residents, their ancestral skill in weaving, their pre-Columbian constructions, and lovely countryside. The Titicaca National Reserve (36,180 hectares) protects extensive stretches of totora reeds and various species of plants and animals.

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