24 days in Peru Itinerary

24 days in Peru Itinerary

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24 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Chivay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Nazca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Miami

5
nights
Lima

Lima ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Isidro and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay and Balneario La Punta. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo MATE, take an in-depth tour of AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, examine the collection at El Museo del Banco Central de Reserva del Peru, and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary planning website .

Miami, USA to Lima is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In June, Lima is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 24°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Balneario La Punta, Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
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AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino ©
AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Museo MATE ©
Museo MATE

3
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
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 Moray and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Visit Sacsayhuaman and Tipon for their historical value. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero), Piquillacta (in Huarcapay) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, hike along exploor, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, and admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maras, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Piquillacta, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta

few
hours
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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2
nights
Puno

Puno ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sillustani and Arco Deustua are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia Apostol Santiago and Capachica Peninsula. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Taquile Island, steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor, see the interesting displays at Museo Carlos Dreyer, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Puno trip website .

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Puno in 11.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Puno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Chivay.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capachica Peninsula, Iglesia Apostol Santiago
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Iglesia Apostol Santiago ©
Iglesia Apostol Santiago
Capachica Peninsula ©
Capachica Peninsula

2
nights
Chivay

Chivay ©
Scenic Chivay draws a growing number of tourists each year, yet this remote town of 5,000 inhabitants manages to retain much of its rustic, dusty character.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Condor's Cross, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of the Assumption, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site, then take in the natural beauty of La Calera Thermal Waters, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally look for gifts at Q'olca by Made in Colca.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chivay visit planner .

Traveling by car from Puno to Chivay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Chivay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yanque, Iglesia Santa Ana, Condor's Cross
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Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Iglesia Santa Ana ©
Iglesia Santa Ana
La Calera Thermal Waters ©
La Calera Thermal Waters

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Petroglifos de Toro Muerto, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Agustin, then explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa holiday builder .

Drive from Chivay to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, then make a trip to Acueductos de Nasca, and finally learn more about the world around you at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Maria Reiche, and then don't miss a visit to Los Paredones.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nazca trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Arequipa to Nazca by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct
Los Paredones ©
Los Paredones

2
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, admire nature's extreme beauty at Freedom Park, explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paracas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Paracas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Nature Adventure
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Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Lima

Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and El Silencio. Centro Historico de Lima and Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lima further: admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip tool .

Getting from Paracas to Lima by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

El Silencio
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima

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