15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Laramie
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
5
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Laramie

2
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Miraflores.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lima vacation planner.

Laramie, USA to Lima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Laramie to Lima. While traveling from Laramie, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moray, take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, then examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, and finally hike along Urubamba Weavers' Route.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Lima in May since evenings lows in Maras dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Urubamba Weavers' Route, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, then stop by Mapi Art, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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 28th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands and then head off the coast to Taquile Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and then make a trip to Chullpas.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 29°F in Puno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chullpas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

2
nights
Arequipa

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 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, then make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, then admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador, and finally make a trip to Templo Purisima Concepcion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Arequipa road trip site .

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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