60 days in Peru Itinerary

60 days in Peru Itinerary

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Puno
— 5 nights
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Arequipa
— 6 nights
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Cusco
— 8 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 4 nights
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ayacucho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chiclayo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trujillo
— 6 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi to Anta, Fly to Lima
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Lima
— 8 nights
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Puno

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puno: Fertility Temple (in Chucuito) and Main Gate (in Taquile Island). On the 4th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, don't miss a visit to Mirador Puma Uta, steep yourself in history at Uros Tupirmarka Lodge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puno day trip app.

Exeter, UK to Puno is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Puno, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Puno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Arequipa

— 6 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step out of Arequipa with an excursion to Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in August, plan for warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cusco

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pisac (ChocoMuseo Pisac, Pisac, &more). On the 15th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo

— 4 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Explore Ollantaytambo's surroundings by going to Urubamba (Iglesia de Urubamba & Off-Road Tours), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, stroll through Lares Trek, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, and ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ollantaytambo trip itinerary app.

You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Machu Picchu

— 5 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Machu Picchu: Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora) and Zipline (in Santa Teresa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, delve into the distant past at Intipuncu, indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu online visit planner.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Manu National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manu National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Kosnipata Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manu National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ayacucho.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Ayacucho

— 4 nights

City of Churches

Ayacucho remains best known for its 33 churches, with one to represent each year of Jesus' life.
When in Ayacucho, make a side trip to see Complejo Arqueologico de Pumacocha o Intihuatana in Vischongo, approximately Vischongo away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Ayacucho, head outdoors with Catarata de Pumapaqcha, stroll through Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras Barbara D'Achille, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Totorilla Centro Ecologico Recreacional.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ayacucho attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Ayacucho. August in Ayacucho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Ayacucho

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiclayo

— 5 nights

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chiclayo: Aves Gigantes de Peru (in Pimentel), Reserva de Chaparri (in Chongoyape) and Sican Museum (in Ferrenafe). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, contemplate the long history of Tucume Pyramids, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning, and delve into the distant past at Huaca Rajada.

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Traveling by flight from Ayacucho to Chiclayo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ayacucho in September since evenings lows in Chiclayo dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Trujillo

— 6 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, and explore the ancient world of Site Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip builder app.

Getting from Chiclayo to Trujillo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chiclayo in September: highs in Trujillo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park

— 5 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Get out of town with these interesting Huascaran National Park side-trips: Chacas (Museo de Chacas & Santuario de Mama Ashu). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Huascaran. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas de Llanganuco, make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, and appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Huascaran National Park online trip itinerary builder.

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 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lima

— 8 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, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read 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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.