5 days in Peru Itinerary

5 days in Peru Itinerary

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Arequipa
— 1 night
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Cusco
— 2 nights
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Arequipa

— 1 night

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 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Arequipa is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Arequipa. Traveling from Jerusalem in November, expect Arequipa to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums

Cusco

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, and finally steep yourself in history at Tipon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Qorikancha and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cusco road trip app.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Cusco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Peru travel guide

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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.