12 days in Peru Itinerary

12 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cusco
— 2 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
3
Maras
— 1 night
Fly
4
Puno
— 1 night
Drive
5
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly
6
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Cusco

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and trek along exploor.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Moncton, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moncton to Cusco. When traveling from Moncton in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Sacsayhuaman ©
Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
Plaza de Armas ©
Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7
Qorikancha ©
Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5

1
night
Machu Picchu

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 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu holiday planner.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Mandor ©
Garden
Mandor
4.4

1
night
Maras

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Maras tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Salinas de Maras ©
Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
Moray ©
Ruin
Moray
4.7

1
night
Puno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head off the coast to Taquile Island, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puno trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Maras to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Maras in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puno, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Arequipa

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa online visit planner.

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Specialty Museum
Santa Catalina Monastery
4.7
Plaza de Armas ©
Architectural Building
Plaza de Armas
4.7
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
History Museum
Museo Santuarios Andinos
4.2

4
nights
Lima

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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lima day trip planning website.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Arequipa in May since evenings lows in Lima dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Huaca Pucllana ©
Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
Museo Larco ©
History Museum
Museo Larco
4.8

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