14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

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14 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lima
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
6
Puno
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
7
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Lima
— 1 night
End: Lima

3
nights
Lima

Lima ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miraflores. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Lima and Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Caral, snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs, make a trip to Plaza San Martin, and get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Jorge Chávez International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Lima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

3
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tipon. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Lima, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco Region
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, stop by Misha Wasi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naupa Iglesia, then stop by Yacuruna Venta de Artesana, and finally explore the ancient world of Pumamarca Ruins.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo journey planner .

Drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Naupa Iglesia ©
Naupa Iglesia
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna ©
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna

1
day
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip maker app .

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon ©

1
night
Cusco

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cusco online visit planner .

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Mercado Central de San Pedro

2
nights
Puno

Puno ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor, then make a trip to Portal de Aramu Muru, then admire all the interesting features of Yavari, and finally stroll through Parque Pino.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Cusco to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in March, plan for little chillier nights in Puno, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor
Yavari Museum ©
Yavari Museum
Portal de Aramu Muru ©
Portal de Aramu Muru

2
nights
Arequipa

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 4th (Sun): stop by La Iberica and then get impressive views of Chachani. Here are some ideas for day two: get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Arequipa itinerary tool .

Drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature
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Climbing Tours
Chachani
Chachani
La Iberica ©
La Iberica

1
night
Lima

Lima ©
For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lima travel planning app .

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Arequipa in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Lima: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

#Museums
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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI ©
Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

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