15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Puno
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista). On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa journey planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Arequipa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puno.

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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©

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 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puno travel route website .

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Puno is slightly colder than Arequipa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Catedral de Puno ©
Catedral de Puno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu route planning website .

Drive from Puno to Machu Picchu in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Moray and Tipon are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Tambomachay. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and trek along exploor.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Trails

Side Trips

Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

2
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Cao, then steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge), then steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Site Museum, then contemplate the long history of Huaca del Sol y la Luna, then contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Trujillo itinerary app .

You can fly from Cusco to Trujillo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in September, Trujillo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

La Huaca del Sol
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La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

3
nights
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 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Isidro, and finally take a stroll through Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and finally wander the streets of Barranco.

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Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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