14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

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14 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Tampa
bus + Fly:  9​h
1
Lima
— 1 night
2
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
3
Puno
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Arequipa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Nazca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Lima
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: Tampa


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1
night
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.
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Tampa, USA to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tampa in August, you will find days in Lima are cooler (66°F), and nights are slightly colder (60°F). You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Colorado Vinicunca and Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero. Step out of the city life by going to Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 12th (Mon) at some of the best spas. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas and contemplate the long history of Tipon.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cusco online road trip planner .

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, plan for cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero ©
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Luquina Chico and then steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Puno is a bit cooler than Cusco - with highs of 65°F and lows of 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor

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night
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) and then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa itinerary planning app .

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puno in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 47°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara

1
night
Nazca

Nazca
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando and then make a trip to Acueductos de Nasca.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nazca trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Arequipa to Nazca by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Outdoors Historic Sites
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3
nights
Paracas

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 19th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Paracas National Reserve, and then delve into the distant past at Tambo Colorado. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paracas trip builder website .

Drive from Nazca to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Paracas National Reserve, Tambo Colorado
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tambo Colorado ©
Tambo Colorado
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

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hours
Lima

Lima ©
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lima holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites
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