22 days in Peru Itinerary

22 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Drive
2
Andahuaylillas
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive
4
Paracas
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Trujillo
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu

— 1 night
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 20th (Wed): get great views at Intipuncu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary tool.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Machu Picchu is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Andahuaylillas.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Andahuaylillas

— 1 night
On a trip to Andahuaylillas, you'll experience the culture and traditions of the indigenous Quechua people, who make up the majority of the town's population of 5,400.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Piquillacta, then make a trip to Rumicolca, then steep yourself in history at Tipon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andahuaylillas day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Andahuaylillas. March in Andahuaylillas sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nazca.

Things to do in Andahuaylillas

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Nazca

— 1 night
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, then don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, and finally delve into the distant past at Cahuachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca, and then steep yourself in history at Los Paredones.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nazca trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Andahuaylillas to Nazca in 14 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Paracas

— 2 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 25th (Mon), head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, and then don't miss a visit to The Chandelier. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paracas online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nazca to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paracas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Cusco

— 4 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 outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Salinas de Maras. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tambomachay. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, don't miss a visit to Twelve Angled Stone, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planner.

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 slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Puno

— 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.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, explore the ancient world of Sillustani, and then make a trip to Catedral de Puno. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands and then contemplate the long history of Uros Tupirmarka Lodge.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puno trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puno, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Arequipa

— 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Yanahuara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally get outside with Canon de Cotahuasi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in April, Arequipa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Trujillo.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Trujillo

— 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.
Chan Chan and La Huaca del Sol will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria and Cao Museum. Step out of Trujillo with an excursion to Playa Malabrigo in Puerto Malabrigo--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Site Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Senor de Huaman, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Delicias, and contemplate the long history of Huaca El Dragon.

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Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Trujillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trujillo when traveling from Arequipa in April, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

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.