30 days in Peru Itinerary

30 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paracas
— 2 nights
Bus to Lima, Fly to Arequipa
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chachapoyas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mancora
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Iquitos
— 4 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.
Visit Centro Historico de Lima and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Lima and El Parque del Amor. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, examine the collection at Museo de Minerales Andres del Castillo, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima road trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. In June in Lima, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Paracas.
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Paracas — 2 nights

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Ballestas Islands, then don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Roja and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Paracas Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paracas travel website.

Getting from Lima to Paracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paracas when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.
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Arequipa — 4 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Historic Centre of Arequipa and San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Volcan Misti. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Virreinal, and get outside with MotoAndes.

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Getting from Paracas to Arequipa by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in July, Arequipa is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Winay Wayna and Intipuncu. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Mandor. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Puno.
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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 13th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Catedral de Puno, then stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.
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Cusco — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Moray and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tipon, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cusco online road trip planner.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in July, Cusco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Chachapoyas.
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Chachapoyas — 2 nights

A good base for exploring the surrounding cloud forests, Chachapoyas remains a small and laid-back town despite its growing popularity with international tourists.
On the 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Fortaleza de Kuelap and then stroll through Huiquilla Area de Conservacion Privada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Catarata de Gocta.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chachapoyas, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Chachapoyas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mancora, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Pocitas Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Vichayito and then take a tour by water with Zona Kite Mancora.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mancora road trip planning website.

Drive from Chachapoyas to Mancora in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mancora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 2 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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Site Museum, steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Senor de Huaman, and then steep yourself in history at Chan Chan.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Trujillo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mancora to Trujillo by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mancora in July: high temperatures in Trujillo hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Iquitos.
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Iquitos — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and La Isla De Los Monos. Take a break from the city and head to Pilpintuwasi - Wildlife Rescue Center And Butterfly Farm and Amazon River. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and wander the streets of Belen.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iquitos trip planner.

You can fly from Trujillo to Iquitos in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Trujillo in July, with highs in Iquitos at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Peru travel guide

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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.
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