60 days in Peru Itinerary

60 days in Peru Itinerary

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Iquitos
— 7 nights
Fly
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Tarapoto
— 4 nights
Fly to Tumbes, Bus to Mancora
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Mancora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trujillo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Huaraz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paracas
— 4 nights
Bus to Lima, Fly to Arequipa
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Arequipa
— 7 nights
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Cusco
— 11 nights
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Tambopata National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 5 nights
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Puno
— 7 nights
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Iquitos — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and La Isla De Los Monos. Step off the beaten path and head to Pilpintuwasi - Wildlife Rescue Center And Butterfly Farm and Amazon River. Change things up with a short trip to Fossil Creek Wildlife Reserve in Quebrada Oran (about 2 hours away). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tee off at Amazon Golf Course, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Iquitos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iquitos trip itinerary maker app.

Seattle, USA to Iquitos is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Iquitos at 88°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tarapoto.
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

Tarapoto — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Laguna Sauce and Museo Chanka y de la Diversidad Lamista. Visiting Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu and Asociacion Ecologica Tibilo Tours will get you outdoors. When in Tarapoto, make a side trip to see Castillo de Lamas in Lamas, approximately Lamas away. It doesn't end there: walk around Parque Tematico Chullachaqui.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarapoto online road trip planner.

You can fly from Iquitos to Tarapoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mancora.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Mancora — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Mancora. Bring the kids along to Las Pocitas Beach and Playa Los Organos. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Zona Kite Mancora.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mancora road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tarapoto to Mancora takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tarapoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mancora, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan. Site Museum and Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, and kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Mancora to Trujillo takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mancora in July: high temperatures in Trujillo hover around 69°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huaraz.
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Huaraz — 2 nights

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cataratas de Yuracyacu and then take in the awesome beauty at Los Olivos.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Huaraz trip planner.

Getting from Trujillo to Huaraz by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in July, Huaraz is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huascaran National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Huascaran National Park — 3 nights

A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Lagunas de Llanganuco and then explore the activities along Laguna 69. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Churup.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Huaraz to Huascaran National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Paracas.
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Paracas — 4 nights

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Bring the kids along to Playa Roja and The Chandelier. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Paracas Nature Reserve. Step out of Paracas with an excursion to Ballestas Islands in Pisco--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Paracas Sights & Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paracas route builder app.

You can drive from Huascaran National Park to Paracas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Paracas sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Arequipa.
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Arequipa — 7 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Arequipa and Museo de Arte Virreinal. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, wander the streets of Yanahuara, make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, and wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca Arequipa.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arequipa online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paracas to Arequipa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in July, Arequipa is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:

Cusco — 11 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like exploor and Cerro Colorado Vinicunca. Get a sense of the local culture at Climbing Tours and Tipon. Spend the 31st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tambopata National Reserve.
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Tambopata National Reserve — 2 nights

Home to sprawling, untouched rainforests and marshes, Tambopata National Reserve stands out as one of the last great wildernesses of South America.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Sandoval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Colorado Macaw Clay Lick.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tambopata National Reserve itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cusco to Tambopata National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Tambopata National Reserve: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 5 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Intipuncu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Choquequirao Archeological Park and Winay Wayna. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Mandor, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tambopata National Reserve to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Puno.
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Puno — 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Main Gate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sillustani and Catedral de Chucuito. Step out of Puno with an excursion to Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina in Juliaca--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Catedral de Puno, stop by Luquina Chico, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Coca y Costumbres.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Puno, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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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