45 days in Peru Itinerary

45 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 6 nights
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Trujillo
— 5 nights
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Iquitos
— 5 nights
Fly to Lima, Bus to Nazca
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Nazca
— 1 night
Drive
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Paracas
— 5 nights
Bus to Lima, Fly to Arequipa
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Arequipa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico de Lima and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Santa Maria del Mar. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, kick back and relax at Balneario Embajadores, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lima itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Lima is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Munich in June, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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5
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Trujillo

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Huaca del Sol and Cao Museum. Get outdoors at Playa Malabrigo and Huanchaco Al Rescate. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Delicias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Huanchaco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trujillo trip tool.

Getting from Lima to Trujillo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Trujillo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Belen and Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures. Get in touch with nature at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Amazon Rescue Center. Change things up with a short trip to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Iquitos trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Iquitos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June, Iquitos is a bit warmer than Trujillo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nazca.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nazca

The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 18th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct and then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) and then explore the ancient world of Cahuachi.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nazca journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Iquitos to Nazca in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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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.
Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas and Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Roja and Supay Beach. Step out of Paracas with an excursion to Ballestas Islands in Pisco--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Drive from Nazca to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Arequipa

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca, explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arequipa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paracas to Arequipa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in June, Arequipa is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Titicaca and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sillustani and Catedral de Puno. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, and stroll around Parque Pino.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puno tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in June, you will find days in Puno are little chillier (21°C), and nights are colder (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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Maras

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maras online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puno to Maras by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in July, Maras is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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Machu Picchu

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Take a break from the city and head to Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Intipuncu and Mandor. Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Montana de Siete Colores. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Humantay Lake, contemplate the long history of Tipon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco route builder.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.