11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Trujillo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Huaraz
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
6
Puno
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo


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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 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maras trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Maras is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Maras. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Maras: highs are around 25°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

1
night
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 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan, then explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Qosqo Ayllu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Zipline

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Huaca del Sol y la Luna, explore the ancient world of Site Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Chan Chan.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trujillo journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ollantaytambo to Trujillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ollantaytambo in September since evenings lows in Trujillo dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huaraz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum
Huaca del Sol y la Luna ©
Huaca del Sol y la Luna

1
night
Huaraz

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Archeology Museum of Ancash, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia La Soledad, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by car from Trujillo to Huaraz takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trujillo in September: highs in Huaraz hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Huaraz

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Iglesia La Soledad ©
Iglesia La Soledad
The Archeology Museum of Ancash ©
The Archeology Museum of Ancash

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Puno trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Huaraz to Puno takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Huaraz in September, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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