22 days in Peru Itinerary

22 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Puno
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
Shuttle
5
Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Train
6
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Fly to Talara, Bus to Mancora
7
Mancora
— 5 nights
Bus to Tumbes, Fly to Lima
8
Lima
— 1 night
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Lima — 2 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.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lima travel route planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Lima is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Lima is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Warsaw in August, plan for little chillier days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Arequipa.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Arequipa — 2 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 4th (Thu), take a stroll through Yanahuara and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puno.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Puno — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Umayo and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puno road trip website.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, expect cooler with lows of -3°C in Puno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Ollantaytambo — 1 night

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Machu Picchu.
Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Machu Picchu — 2 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mancora.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Mancora — 5 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.
Mancora is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vichayito, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Pocitas Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mancora trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Machu Picchu to Mancora in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Mancora, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lima.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Lima — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Barranco and then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mancora to Lima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Lima is little chillier than Mancora - with highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.