25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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Drive to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cusco
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Teresa
Drive
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa
Drive
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Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 5 nights
Fly to Lima, Bus to Ica
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Ica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Huascaran National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 1 day
Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Guarulhos

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Cusco

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through San Blas, steep yourself in history at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, then take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maximo Laura, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip tool.

Guarulhos, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Guarulhos to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Guarulhos in July, with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Maras.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Maras

— 2 nights
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Urubamba Weavers' Route and then examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras and then explore the ancient world of Moray.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maras holiday planner.

You can drive from Cusco to Maras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Cusco.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Cusco

— 1 night

Imperial City

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and finally steep yourself in history at Tipon.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco vacation maker tool.

Drive from Maras to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Santa Teresa

Just a stone's throw from Machu Picchu, Santa Teresa serves as an important stop-off point on several routes to the famous ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Teresa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Santa Teresa takes 5 hours. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon): stop by Artesanias and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Santa Teresa

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Cusco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Cusco

— 2 nights

Imperial City

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and finally explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Twelve Angled Stone.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip planning site.

Drive from Santa Teresa to Cusco in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Arequipa

— 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Catalina Monastery and Historic Centre of Arequipa. Escape the urban bustle at Volcan Misti and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and stop by Yanahuara.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa trip planner.

Fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Cusco in July, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ica.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Ica

— 4 nights
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Appreciate the collections at Regional Museum of Ica and Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum. Get some cultural insight at Tacama and Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino.. Venture out of the city with trips to Paracas (Islas Ballestas & Off-Road Tours). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at El Catador, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the activities along Oasis of Huacachina.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Arequipa to Ica in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, Ica is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lima.

Things to do in Ica

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Lima

— 3 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Larco and Barranco. Appreciate the collections at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and ChocoMuseo Kennedy. There's lots more to do: visit Miraflores, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lima holiday builder website.

You can drive from Ica to Lima in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Huascaran National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Chacas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Huascaran and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Huascaran National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lima to Huascaran National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Lima

— 1 day

City of the Kings

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Indigo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

Before you visit Lima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Huascaran National Park to Lima takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.