15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Cusco
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
6
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Lima

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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lima tour itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Lima is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Lima, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for Cusco on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then admire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and finally explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
On the 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, see the interesting displays at Choco Museo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Qosqo Ayllu, and explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo travel planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cusco.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Hacienda del Chalan
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

1
night
Cusco

Cusco ©
On the 1st (Fri), take a stroll through San Blas and then stop by Tiki Workshop.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco online driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Tiki Workshop ©
Tiki Workshop

2
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 1st (Fri), walk around Parque Pino.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puno road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puno, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez ©
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez

2
nights
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 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Yanahuara, examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planner.

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Lima

Lima ©
See even more of Lima: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a stroll through Miraflores, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lima trip maker website.

Fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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