15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lima
— Few hours
2
Paracas
— 2 nights
3
Nazca
— 1 night
4
Arequipa
— 2 nights
5
Puno
— 2 nights
6
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
7
Cusco
— 4 nights

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

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lima trip itinerary planning app.

Glasgow, UK to Lima is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in April, expect Lima to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

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

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Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oasis of Huacachina. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Oasis of Huacachina, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, thenstroll through Supay Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paracas online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Paracas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oasis of Huacachina
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Oasis of Huacachina ©
Oasis of Huacachina

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Nazca

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

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nazca online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 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

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Arequipa

Arequipa ©
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 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Museo Villalobos, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, thensee the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use 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, taxi, and flight. April in Arequipa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve ©
Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Portal de Aramu Muru, thenhead off the coast to Taquile Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour of Yavari Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and finally don't miss a visit to Chullpas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puno online trip builder.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puno, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chullpas, Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Yavari Museum ©
Yavari Museum

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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 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, look for gifts at Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi, and then get great views at Mirador de Llactapata. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, thendelve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, thenponder the world of politics at Serpost, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Puno to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough 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 ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Mirador de Llactapata ©
Mirador de Llactapata

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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 discover tucked-away gems like Humantay Lake and Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries. Change things up with a short trip to Moray in Maras (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April in Cusco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to 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
Kayaking & Canoeing

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