15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Lima
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Puno
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + foot + train:  11​h 15​min
6
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lima tour itinerary planner .

Glasgow, UK to Lima is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in April, things will get much warmer in Lima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Parasailing & Paragliding
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
You've now added Oasis of Huacachina to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Oasis of Huacachina, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Supay Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paracas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lima to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Paracas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oasis of Huacachina
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

1
night
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca, and then look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche. On the next day, make a trip to Torre Mirador de Las Lines de Nasca, then head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, then have fun and explore at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi, and finally delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct.

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Traveling by car from Paracas to Nazca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Acueductos de Nasca ©
Acueductos de Nasca
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct
Torre Mirador de Las Lines de Nasca ©

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 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa day trip planning tool .

Drive from Nazca to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Portal de Aramu Muru, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then explore the activities along Lake Umayo. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Yavari Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mirador Puma Uta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and finally don't miss a visit to Chullpas.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arequipa in April since evenings lows in Puno dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chullpas
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Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island

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 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then stop by Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Llactapata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then get a sense of history and politics at Serpost, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planning site .

You can drive from Puno to Machu Picchu in 11.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mirador de Llactapata
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Mirador de Llactapata ©
Mirador de Llactapata

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries (in Ollantaytambo) and Moray (in Maras). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Humantay Lake, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco vacation planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray
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Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

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