14 days in Peru Itinerary
14 days in Peru Itinerary
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Lima, Bus to Paracas
— 1 night
Bus to Lima, Fly to Arequipa
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Capitan Montes Airport, Fly to Newark
Sun, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 21
Tarapoto — 1 night
As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Exotic Chocolatier, admire the sheer force of Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu, and then get to know the resident critters at Parque Tematico Chullachaqui.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tarapoto online trip itinerary planner.
Newark, USA to Tarapoto is an approximately 15-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Newark in January: high temperatures in Tarapoto hover around 90°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Iquitos.
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Iquitos — 2 nights
The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi - Wildlife Rescue Center And Butterfly Farm, and then stroll through La Isla De Los Monos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Iquitos day trip planning app.
Getting from Tarapoto to Iquitos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Iquitos can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Paracas.
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Highlights from your trip
Paracas — 1 night
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Roja and then see Off-Road Tours.
For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paracas trip itinerary builder website.
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Iquitos to Paracas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Iquitos in January: high temperatures in Paracas hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.
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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.Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo De Arte Virreinal, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then stop by La Iberica, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.
To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa sightseeing planner.
You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paracas to Arequipa in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paracas in January; daily highs in Arequipa reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco — 3 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.Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Historico Regional and Tambomachay. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tipon, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions planner.
Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 3 nights
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.Discover out-of-the-way places like La Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cao Museum and Capilla del Santisimo Sacramenteo dento del Arzobispado de Trujillo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate, and steep yourself in history at Site Museum.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo online journey maker.
Fly from Cusco to Trujillo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, you will find days in Trujillo are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are much warmer (67°F). On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mancora.
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Mancora — 2 nights
In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Las Pocitas Beach.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mancora driving holiday planner.
You can drive from Trujillo to Mancora in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Trujillo in January: high temperatures in Mancora hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Peru travel guide
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.