50 days in Peru Itinerary

50 days in Peru Itinerary

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50 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Cusco
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
2
Puno
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Cabanaconde
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Arequipa
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 6 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
7
Trujillo
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Caraz
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Lima
— 7 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Cardiff

8
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.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Pisac (in Pisac). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and wander the streets of San Blas.

Make your Cusco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cardiff, UK to Cusco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in November: highs in Cusco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puno side-trips: Capachica Peninsula (in Juliaca) and Iglesia Apostol Santiago (in Lampa). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puno vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, Puno is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Capachica Peninsula, Chullpas
Highlights from your plan
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

3
nights
Cabanaconde

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabanaconde: Mirador de Wayra Punku (in Pinchollo) and Chivay (Zipline, Q'olca by Made in Colca, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Condor's Cross, and get great views at Mirador Cruz del Condor.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cabanaconde day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puno to Cabanaconde takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chivay, Mirador de Wayra Punku, Colca Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Mirador de Wayra Punku ©
Mirador de Wayra Punku

7
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
When in Arequipa, make a side trip to see Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, head outdoors with Canon de Cotahuasi, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa tour planner.

You can drive from Cabanaconde to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

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

Getting from Arequipa to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Maras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Machu Picchu side-trips: Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora) and Zipline (in Santa Teresa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, look for gifts at Mapi Art, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and explore the ancient world of Choquequirao Archeological Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu road trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Explore Trujillo's surroundings by going to Huanchaco (Corazon Verde & Huanchaco Al Rescate). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, and get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trujillo sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Trujillo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Trujillo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Paron, make a trip to CampoSanto Yungay, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Caraz.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Caraz route planning tool .

Drive from Trujillo to Caraz in 5 hours. Traveling from Trujillo in December, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Caraz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

7
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, and museums. 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 Circuito Magico Del Agua, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caraz to Lima. Traveling from Caraz in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Lima, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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

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