13 days in Peru Itinerary

13 days in Peru Itinerary

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Fly
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 1 night
Fly
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Puno
— 1 night
Drive
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Arequipa
— 3 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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lima road trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, you will find days in Lima are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

4
nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, hike along exploor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, plan for colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

1
night
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 11th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Maras trip planning app.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Maras are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puno road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Maras to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maras in July: high temperatures in Puno hover around 20°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

3
nights
Arequipa

White City

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 13th (Tue): explore the galleries of Arte Colonial, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, look for gifts at Alpaca AB, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Puno in July since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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.