60 days in Peru Itinerary

60 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru visit planner

Make it your trip
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Iquitos
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 12 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arequipa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nazca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 6 nights
Fly to Capitan Montes Airport, Drive to Organos
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Organos
— 2 nights
Drive to Capitan Montes Airport, Fly to Chachapoyas Airport
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Chachapoyas
— 2 nights
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Cajamarca
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 6 nights
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Iquitos

— 4 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Historic Boats and Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Isla De Los Monos and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda, take a peaceful walk through Jairo Mejia Prado, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iquitos road trip tool.

Calgary, Canada to Iquitos is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is 2 hours. In September, Iquitos is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Iquitos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Machu Picchu

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Intipuncu and Winay Wayna. Popular historic sites such as Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Machu Picchu: Zipline (in Santa Teresa) and Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Machu Picchu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo

— 3 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacred Valley of the Incas and Salinas de Maras. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moray and Naupa Iglesia. When in Ollantaytambo, make a side trip to see Iglesia San Martin de Tours in Huarocondo, approximately Huarocondo away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the verdant scenery at Patacancha Valley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Qosqo Ayllu.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo online trip builder.

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cusco

— 12 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tambomachay and Tipon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Piquillacta. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas) and Rumicolca (in Huarcapay). Make the 16th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 21st (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, gain a rich perspective with exploor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de las Nazarenas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cusco day trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sillustani and La Casa del Corregidor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Iglesia de San Juan de Letran. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puno: Fertility Temple (in Chucuito), Iglesia San Pedro (in Juli) and Main Gate (in Taquile Island). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, make a trip to Catedral de Puno, contemplate the long history of Uros Tupirmarka Lodge, and soak in style at Inca Sauna.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puno online trip builder.

You can fly from Cusco to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Puno is a bit cooler than Cusco - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Arequipa and San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus and Santa Catalina Monastery. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, relax and rejuvenate at Arequipa Massage, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online journey maker.

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, Arequipa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nazca

— 4 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cahuachi and Cementerio Chauchilla. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cantalloc Aqueduct and Los Paredones. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Acueductos de Nasca, make a trip to Nasca Lines, and see the interesting displays at Casa-Museo Mari Reiche.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazca trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Nazca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Paracas

— 3 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo and Bodega 1615. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Roja and Ballestas Islands. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to The Chandelier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take some stellar pictures from La Catedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paracas trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Nazca to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Paracas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Lima

— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico de Lima and Cathedral of Lima. Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac and Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, admire the masterpieces at Museo MATE, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lima online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Lima sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Organos.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Organos

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Tue), get outside with Zona Kite Mancora, then stroll through Las Pocitas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mancora, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Organos visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Organos. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in October, with highs in Organos at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chachapoyas.

Things to do in Organos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Huiquilla Area de Conservacion Privada, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Kuelap, and then wander the streets of Distrito de Huancas. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Catarata de Gocta and then explore the ancient world of Sarcofagos de Karajia.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chachapoyas trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Organos to Chachapoyas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cajamarca.

Things to do in Chachapoyas

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cajamarca

— 2 nights
Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cuarto del Rescate, then explore the world behind art at Casa-museo Nicolas Puga, then don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Apolonia, and finally make a trip to Windows of Otuzco. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Callacpuma, look for gifts at Mercado Central de Cajamarca, delve into the distant past at Cumbemayo, make a trip to Hacienda La Collpa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Belén, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cajamarca trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cajamarca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cajamarca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
La Huaca del Sol and Cao Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria and Site Museum. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santo Domingo, contemplate the long history of Huaca El Dragon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla del Santisimo Sacramenteo dento del Arzobispado de Trujillo.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trujillo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cajamarca to Trujillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cajamarca in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Trujillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.