16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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16 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h
3
Maras
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Arequipa
— 2 nights
6
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Pisac and see Pisac, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cusco itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Toronto in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then make a trip to Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, look for gifts at Mapi Art, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maras trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Maras, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

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 (Sat), get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chullpas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maras in September, things will get slightly colder in Puno: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature 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 (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arequipa online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Museums
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Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
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: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lima road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lima, with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lima

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

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