25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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Cusco
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
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Maras
— 1 night
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Paracas
— 2 nights
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Nazca
— 1 night
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Iquitos
— 2 nights
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Lima
— 3 nights

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Cusco

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.
Mayuc has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Tipon. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and exploor. Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero in Chinchero--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cusco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cusco is minus 15 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

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2
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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mariposario de Machupicchu. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Winay Wayna
4.9
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Intipuncu
4.7

1
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Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maras trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puno.

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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Moray
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Thu), race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and then walk around Parque Pino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Antonio, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puno day trip tool.

Fly from Maras to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Maras in September, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
4.9
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.1
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Water Body
Lake Titicaca
4.4

4
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Arequipa

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Volcan Misti and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, stop by La Iberica, get lost in a book at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and view the masterpieces at Arte Colonial.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Arequipa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paracas.

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2
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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 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Roja, then see Off-Road Tours, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from La Catedral, explore the fascinating landscape at Paracas Nature Reserve, and then make a trip to The Chandelier.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Arequipa to Paracas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paracas when traveling from Arequipa in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.5
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Beach
Playa Roja
4.4
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
5.0

1
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Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cahuachi and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nazca tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Nazca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites
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Must see
Cahuachi
4.4

2
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Iquitos

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Isla De Los Monos and Amazon River. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amazon Rescue Center. There's more to do: stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and visit Belen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Iquitos road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nazca to Iquitos in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. September in Iquitos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Amazon River
4.6

3
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Lima

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), visit Miraflores, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

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Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Lima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in September, expect nights in Lima to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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