45 days in Peru Itinerary

45 days in Peru Itinerary

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45 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Trujillo
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Iquitos
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 30​min
4
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Paracas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Arequipa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Puno
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Cusco
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Munich

6
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Lima and Cathedral of Lima. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Santa Maria del Mar and Balneario Embajadores. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Playa Kon-Tiki, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima tour itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Lima is minus 6 hours. 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

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

5
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
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.
La Huaca del Sol and Cao Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Malabrigo and Playa de Huanchaco. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Trujillo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Trujillo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Trujillo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Huanchaco, Playa Malabrigo, La Huaca del Sol
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La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum

5
nights
Iquitos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Isla De Los Monos and Amazon River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belen and Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures. Step out of Iquitos with an excursion to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Iquitos online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Iquitos takes 5.5 hours. In June, Iquitos is a bit warmer than Trujillo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nazca.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm
Nature & Wildlife Tours
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos

1
night
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) and then delve into the distant past at Cahuachi.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nazca holiday tool .

Getting from Iquitos to Nazca by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites Museums
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

5
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Get outdoors at Playa Roja and Playa El Raspon. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas and Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino.. Step out of Paracas to go to Pisco and see Ballestas Islands, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

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Traveling by car from Nazca to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paracas are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pisco
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Off-Road Tours
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

6
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de Arte Virreinal and Museo Santuarios Andinos. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get a taste of life in the country at Mundo Alpaca, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arequipa online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Paracas to Arequipa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Lake Titicaca and Uros Floating Islands will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, make a trip to Catedral de Puno, and walk around Parque Pino.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puno trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 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). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Puno

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

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. On the 4th (Sat), stroll through Salinas de Maras and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maras holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puno to Maras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maras, 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
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Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Intipuncu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Escape the urban bustle at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu holiday builder website .

Getting from Maras to Machu Picchu by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Zipline
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

7
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Montana de Siete Colores. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Humantay Lake, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, steep yourself in history at Tipon, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake

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