14 days in Arequipa, Cusco & Nazca Itinerary

14 days in Arequipa, Cusco & Nazca Itinerary

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Arequipa
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Fly to Pisco, Taxi to Paracas, Bus to Nazca
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Nazca
— 2 nights
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Arequipa

— 3 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Santa Catalina Monastery and Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Villalobos, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Virreinal.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary builder site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Arequipa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Curitiba to Arequipa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cusco

— 6 nights

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.
Visit Sacsayhuaman and Salinas de Maras for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza de Armas and Qorikancha. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba), Moray (in Maras) and Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo & Qosqo Ayllu). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions planning website.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in May, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nazca.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nazca

— 2 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nasca Lines and Líneas de Cantalloc Telar. Let the collections at Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) and Planetario Maria Reiche capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, examine the collection at Casa-Museo Mari Reiche, and don't miss a visit to Ceramicas LASC.

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Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cusco to Nazca in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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