13 days in Peru Itinerary

13 days in Peru Itinerary

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13 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Arequipa
— 1 day
bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Puno
— 1 night
bus:  14​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Nazca
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h
6
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Prague

1
day
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Petroglifos de Toro Muerto, contemplate the long history of Iglesia Santo Domingo, then explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and finally examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa trip builder .

Prague, Czech Republic to Arequipa is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to Arequipa. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in October: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sillustani, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puno day trip website .

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, things will get a bit cooler in Puno: highs are around 22°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor

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 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu travel route builder website .

Getting from Puno to Machu Picchu by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
Cusco

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, then steep yourself in history at Convento santa Teresa, and finally steep yourself in history at Moray. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The Company of Jesus Church, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the ancient world of Tipon.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nazca.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Moray
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Tipon ©
Tipon

2
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Maria Reiche, then contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca, then learn more about the world around you at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi, and finally explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nazca vacation app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Nazca in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Nazca

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of San Isidro, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de las Nazarenas. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip tool .

Getting from Nazca to Lima by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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