26 days in Peru Itinerary

26 days in Peru Itinerary

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26 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  20​h
1
Lima
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Pisco
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
Paracas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Nazca
— 1 night
bus:  9​h
5
Arequipa
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Chivay
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
7
Cabanaconde
— 2 nights
bus:  25​h
8
Puno
— 1 night
bus:  9​h
9
Cusco
— 1 night
bus:  8​h
10
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h 30​min
11
Cusco
— 2 nights
bus:  19​h
12
Lima
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
13
Iquitos
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
14
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Ljubljana

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Parque del Amor, Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, Mercado Los Incas, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), take a stroll through Centro Historico de Lima, stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, stroll around El Parque del Amor, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally stop by Mercado Los Incas. On your second day here, take a stroll through Barranco, walk around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally take a stroll through Miraflores.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lima visit planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Lima is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In October, Lima is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Pisco.

Things to do in Lima

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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hours
Pisco

Pisco ©
Pisco is a city located in the Ica Region of Peru, the capital of the Pisco Province. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de Armas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paracas National Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisco vacation website .

You can drive from Lima to Pisco in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Paracas.

Things to do in Pisco

Parks Wildlife
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna De Huacachina as well as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna De Huacachina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paracas trip itinerary maker website .

Paracas is just a short distance from Pisco. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Ica
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
La Catedral ©
La Catedral
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier

1
night
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla, and then make a trip to Nasca Lines.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nazca trip planning site .

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Nasca Lines ©
Nasca Lines
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

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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 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Yanahuara, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally make a trip to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa vacation tool .

You can drive from Nazca to Arequipa in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chivay.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the natural beauty of La Calera Thermal Waters, and finally steep yourself in history at Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, then take in the natural beauty of La Calera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Chivay.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chivay trip tool .

Getting from Arequipa to Chivay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Chivay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yanque
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La Calera Thermal Waters ©
La Calera Thermal Waters
Zipline
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Cabanaconde

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Sangalle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross, then get great views at Mirador Cruz del Condor, and finally get great views at Mirador Achachiua.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cabanaconde trip maker tool .

You can drive from Chivay to Cabanaconde in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Mirador Cruz del Condor ©
Mirador Cruz del Condor
Mirador Achachiua ©
Mirador Achachiua

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puno tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Puno takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), trek along exploor.

Find out how to plan Cusco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in October since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Parks Trails Tours
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exploor ©
exploor

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planning tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

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Cusco

Cusco ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church and then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Lima

Lima ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima attractions planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lima, with lows of 19°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iquitos.
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Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk

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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.
Iquitos is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Tapiche Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Iquitos, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Historic Boats.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Iquitos vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Iquitos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Lima in October, plan for much warmer days in Iquitos, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tapiche Reserve ©
Tapiche Reserve
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos

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Lima

Lima
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary site .

Getting from Iquitos to Lima by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, Lima is little chillier than Iquitos - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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