15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Warsaw
Fly:  31​h
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Warsaw

3
days
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, trails, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Machu Picchu, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

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Warsaw, Poland to Machu Picchu is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

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Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

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Pisac, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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days
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, nature, historic sites, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

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You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

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Colca Canyon
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El Misti ©
El Misti
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and make a trip to Parque de la Reserva.

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Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Arequipa in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Circuito Magico del Agua ©
Circuito Magico del Agua

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