25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Cusco
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Nazca
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, parks, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, look for gifts at Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station, admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online route planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Machu Picchu is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Machu Picchu is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras), Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo) and Hacienda del Chalan (in Urubamba). Next up on the itinerary: 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, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and examine the collection at Pre-Columbian Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip planning app .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park, Hacienda del Chalan, Salinas de Maras
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Puno trip maker site .

Getting from Cusco to Puno by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cusco in March since evenings lows in Puno dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in breathtaking views at Colca Canyon, stop by Kuna, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and finally don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Puno in March, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Colca Canyon
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Monasterio de Santa Catalina ©
Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
Nazca

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla, explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct, make a trip to Mural of Maria Reiche, then get engrossed in the history at Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini), and finally delve into the distant past at Cahuachi. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando, make a trip to Ceramicas LASC, then examine the collection at Casa-Museo Mari Reiche, then don't miss a visit to Torre Mirador de Las Lines de Nasca, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nazca itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arequipa to Nazca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toTrujillo.

Things to do in Nazca

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Nasca Lines ©
Nasca Lines
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi

2
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Huaca El Dragon, stroll through Huanchaco Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Trujillo, see the interesting displays at Casa de la Emancipacion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga, then steep yourself in history at Casa Orbegoso, then contemplate the long history of Huaca del Sol y la Luna, and finally explore the ancient world of La Huaca del Sol.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trujillo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nazca to Trujillo takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Trujillo

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Huanchaco Beach
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Huaca del Sol y la Luna ©
Huaca del Sol y la Luna
Huanchaco Beach ©
Huanchaco Beach

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 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, make a trip to Circuito Magico del Agua, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Circuito Magico del Agua ©
Circuito Magico del Agua

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