25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Maras
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nazca
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
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've now added Mayuc to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and exploor. Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tambomachay. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero in Chinchero, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tipon, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Cusco is an approximately 22.5-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) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero ©
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero

2
nights
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): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu route builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Maras

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 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maras online journey planner .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Maras are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Thu), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then stroll around Parque Pino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Antonio, and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Maras in September: high temperatures in Puno hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

4
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
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 San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and Museo de Arte Virreinal. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, look for gifts at La Iberica, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and get engrossed in the history at FBC Melgar.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arequipa tour app .

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Arequipa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

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.
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, then explore the fascinating landscape at Paracas Nature Reserve, and then make a trip to The Chandelier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paracas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Arequipa to Paracas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, Paracas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Nazca

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

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazca sightseeing planner .

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites
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Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla

2
nights
Iquitos

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Isla De Los Monos and Amazon Rescue Center. Step out of the city life by going to Amazon River and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and take a stroll through Belen.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iquitos route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nazca to Iquitos in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Iquitos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a stroll through Miraflores, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Lima, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Lima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Iquitos in September, you will find days in Lima are cooler (22°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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