57 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

57 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Trujillo, Peru
— 5 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 4 nights
Taxi to Anta, Fly to Lima
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Paracas, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Fly to Sucre
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Trujillo, Peru

— 5 nights

Capital of Culture

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Chan Chan, stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, look for gifts at Corazon Verde, and explore the ancient world of Site Museum.

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Durham, USA to Trujillo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durham in March: highs in Trujillo hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, Peru

— 4 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Take a break from Huascaran National Park with a short trip to Museo de Chacas in Chacas, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna 69, explore the striking landscape at Duck Canyon, admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, and get outside with Laguna Llaca.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huascaran National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Trujillo to Huascaran National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 6 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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take a stroll through Miraflores, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Huascaran National Park to Lima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Paracas, Peru

— 3 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Paracas is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., see Off-Road Tours, and learn about winemaking at Bodega 1615.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paracas vacation planner.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paracas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Cusco, Peru

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay). On the 24th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip builder website.

Getting from Paracas to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Paracas in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Mapi Art, relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu road trip app.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Arequipa, Peru

— 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Arequipa to Lari to see Templo Purisima Concepcion about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arequipa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Puno, Peru

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Mirador Puma Uta, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puno trip maker website.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arequipa in April since evenings lows in Puno dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 7th (Fri), head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then hike along Isla del Sol. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Copacabana online vacation planner.

Getting from Puno to Copacabana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puno to Copacabana is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Sucre, Bolivia

— 5 nights

City of the Four Names

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.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, explore the different monuments and memorials at General Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sucre online travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Copacabana to Sucre in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Sucre, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 5 nights
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Iglesias de la Chiquitania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz, and stop by ArteCampo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sucre in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 4 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Take a break from Uyuni with a short trip to Pueblo Pulacayo in Potosi, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Ferroviaria.

Before you visit Uyuni, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Uyuni takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in April, expect Uyuni to be much colder, temps between 48°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

La Paz, Bolivia

— 7 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku), Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco) and Huayna Potosi (in Milluni). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, catch some excitement at Andean Culture Distillery, and make a trip to Fundacion Flavio Machicado Viscarra.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip website.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in April, expect nights in La Paz to be little chillier, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.