25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Paracas
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Puerto Maldonado
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tarapoto
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Paracas

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 5th (Tue): stroll through Supay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Mina. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Roja.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paracas holiday builder .

Montreal, Canada to Paracas is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Paracas

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina

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.
Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Intipuncu and Winay Wayna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, look for gifts at Artesanias, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Paracas to Machu Picchu in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Salinas de Maras. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Tipon. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Spas

Side Trips

Cusco Region, Salinas de Maras
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Spas & Wellness
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Escape the urban bustle at Inkaterra Ecological Reserve and Panthera Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandoval Lake and Jungle Nature Hikes. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Native Community of Ese"Ejas, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario Tambopata, take in the views from Puente Billinghurst, and step off the mainland to explore Monkey Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Maldonado trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect nights in Puerto Maldonado to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Inkaterra Ecological Reserve ©
Inkaterra Ecological Reserve
Sandoval Lake ©
Sandoval Lake
Jungle Nature Hikes ©
Jungle Nature Hikes

4
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Yanahuara and Historic Centre of Arequipa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Arequipa Museum and El Misti. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Maldonado in June: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tarapoto.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Colca Canyon
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El Misti ©
El Misti
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Monasterio de Santa Catalina ©
Monasterio de Santa Catalina

4
nights
Tarapoto

Tarapoto ©
As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.
Get outdoors at Laguna Sauce and Centro Urku. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tambo Ilusion and Catarata de Pucayaquillo. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tarapoto trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Tarapoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Arequipa, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Tarapoto, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Tarapoto

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Laguna Sauce ©
Laguna Sauce
Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu ©
Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu
Tambo Ilusion ©
Tambo Ilusion

2
nights
Iquitos

Iquitos ©
The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Tapiche Reserve. Get outdoors at Amazon Rescue Center and Iguana Lodge & Camp. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Isla De Los Monos, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Estadio Max Augustin, and wander the streets of Belen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Iquitos road trip app .

Getting from Tarapoto to Iquitos by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Iquitos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Spas

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm
Amazon Rescue Center ©
Amazon Rescue Center
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos

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