30 days in Peru & Angola Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Angola Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
4
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30 h
7
Muxima, Angola
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Kalandula, Angola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Malanje, Angola
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
10
Benguela, Angola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Luanda, Angola
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas


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4
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), visit Miraflores, take a stroll through Barranco, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary tool.

Nassau, Bahamas to Lima is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nassau in November; daily highs in Lima reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

5
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Urubamba and see Cerveceria Willkamayu, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cerveceria Willkamayu
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

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 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Mapi Art, then make a trip to Serpost, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu journey builder.

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 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Shopping
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Maras, Peru

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 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Salinas de Maras, then delve into the distant past at Moray, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maras road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Maras are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arequipa online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Maras to Arequipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Arequipa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Tours Spas
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puno side-trips: Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, stroll around Parque Pino, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Puno driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arequipa in November since evenings lows in Puno dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Muxima.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Main Gate, Fertility Temple
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

1
day
Muxima, Angola

Muxima
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. On the 21st (Sat), take in the history at Fortress of Muxima.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Muxima road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puno to Muxima. The time zone changes from Peru Standard Time to West Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalandula.

Things to do in Muxima

Historic Sites
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1
night
Kalandula, Angola

Kalandula ©
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Kalandula Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalandula vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Muxima to Kalandula takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malanje.

Things to do in Kalandula

Nature Parks
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Kalandula Falls ©
Kalandula Falls

1
night
Malanje, Angola

Malanje ©
Malanje is the capital city of Malanje Province in Angola with a population of approximately 222,000. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Black Stones of Pungo Andongo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Malanje trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kalandula to Malanje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Benguela.

Things to do in Malanje

Outdoors
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Black Stones of Pungo Andongo ©
Black Stones of Pungo Andongo

1
night
Benguela, Angola

Benguela ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora de Fatima, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Caotinha, and finally head outdoors with Praia da Baia Azul.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Benguela trip itinerary site.

Getting from Malanje to Benguela by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Benguela can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Benguela

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Praia da Baia Azul
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Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo ©
Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Populo

5
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Luanda is known for museums, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional da Escravatura, have some family-friendly fun at Kandengole, and head outdoors with Cabo Ledo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luanda trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Benguela to Luanda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Luanda are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo

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