25 days in Peru Itinerary

25 days in Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  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
4
Puerto Maldonado
— 2 nights
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 23.5-hour flight. 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 Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

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 Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Intipuncu and Winay Wayna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and stop by Artesanias.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Paracas to Machu Picchu in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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 Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Q'enqo. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Salinas de Maras in Maras, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas and steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planning website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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Spas & Wellness
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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 Panthera Sanctuary and Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Sandoval and Mariposario Tambopata. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Native Community of Ese"Ejas, hike along Jungle Nature Hikes, 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

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Inkaterra Ecological Reserve ©
Inkaterra Ecological Reserve
Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
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.
Historic Centre of Arequipa and Yanahuara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Santuarios Andinos and Canon de Cotahuasi. There's lots more to do: 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arequipa route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, Arequipa is little chillier than Puerto Maldonado - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tarapoto.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Colca Canyon
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Volcan Misti ©
Volcan 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 Tambo Ilusion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catarata de Pucayaquillo and Centro Urku. 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 La Isla De Los Monos. Get outdoors at Amazon Rescue Center and Tapiche Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire all the interesting features of Estadio Max Augustin, and wander the streets of Belen.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iquitos trip app .

Traveling by flight from Tarapoto to Iquitos takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to 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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