15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip planner
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Lima
— 3 nights
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Arequipa
— 1 night
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
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Lima — 3 nights

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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip planning website.

Verona, Italy to Lima is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Verona in March, Lima is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Arequipa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Arequipa — 1 night

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 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lima in March: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Cusco.
Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Cusco — 4 nights

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.
On the 17th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Qorikancha, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and get to know the fascinating history of San Blas.

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Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cusco, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Ollantaytambo — 2 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacienda del Chalan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Machu Picchu.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online itinerary planner.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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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.