32 days in Peru, Foz do Iguacu & La Paz Itinerary

32 days in Peru, Foz do Iguacu & La Paz Itinerary

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32 days in Peru, Foz do Iguacu & La Paz Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
3
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Manu National Park, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
13
Cabanaconde, Peru
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
14
Cajamarca, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada


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3
nights
Lima, Peru

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 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and finally take a stroll through Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, then take a stroll through Barranco, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lima holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in August: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

2
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Oasis of Huacachina has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Oasis of Huacachina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Roja, then take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino., and finally head off the coast to Islas Ballestas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de la Mina, then take an in-depth tour of Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro, and then explore the activities along La Catedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paracas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lima to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Paracas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

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Oasis of Huacachina
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
La Catedral ©
La Catedral

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, see the interesting displays at Dreamland Foz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, then steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier, and finally examine the collection at Ecomuseu de Itaipu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paracas to Foz do Iguacu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paracas to Foz do Iguacu. When traveling from Paracas in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lima.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras ©
Marco Das Tres Fronteiras

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nights
Lima, Peru

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Isidro, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lima trip maker app .

Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Lima in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Foz do Iguacu in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Urubamba Weavers' Route, examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and finally contemplate the long history of Moray.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maras road trip planning website .

Getting from Lima to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Maras, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Manu National Park.

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

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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park and then admire the verdant scenery at Kosnipata Valley.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manu National Park travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

2
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to San Blas, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then hike along exploor, and finally delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Manu Wildlife Peru, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manu National Park to Cusco. August in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

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Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Arequipa, Peru

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 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Yanahuara, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then browse the exhibits of Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa attractions planner.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Cusco in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

2
nights
Puno, Peru

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 18th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Carlos Dreyer.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puno trip simple and quick.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, Puno is cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Puno

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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

2
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku and then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Arequipa to La Paz in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Arequipa in August, expect nights in La Paz to be colder, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. You will leave for Uyuni on the 17th (Sat).

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Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Isidro and Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo). Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru and ChocoMuseo. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See some other sides of Lima: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lima holiday builder app .

You can fly from La Paz to Lima in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Lima is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in August: highs in Lima hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Cabanaconde, Peru

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
On the 26th (Mon), get great views at Mirador Cruz del Condor and then take in breathtaking views at Colca Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site, then take in the natural beauty of La Calera Thermal Waters, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabanaconde road trip website .

Getting from Lima to Cabanaconde by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cajamarca.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chivay, Colca Canyon, Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site
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Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Zipline

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Cajamarca, Peru

Cajamarca ©
Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca, see the interesting displays at Museo de sitio kuntur Wasi, get engrossed in the history at Casa-museo Nicolas Puga, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos del Inca, and finally explore the ancient world of Cumbemayo. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hacienda La Collpa, make a trip to Windows of Otuzco, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Apolonia, then don't miss a visit to Cuarto del Rescate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Belén, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cajamarca.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cajamarca driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cabanaconde to Cajamarca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cajamarca can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Banos del Inca ©
Banos del Inca
Cumbemayo ©
Cumbemayo
Museo de sitio kuntur Wasi ©
Museo de sitio kuntur Wasi

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