32 days in Peru Itinerary

32 days in Peru Itinerary

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32 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  25​h
1
Arequipa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Puno
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Cusco
— 9 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Lima
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

6
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Volcan Misti and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Santa Catalina Monastery and Monasterio de la Recoleta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yanahuara, sample the tasty concoctions at La Rotonda Taproom Arequipa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa los Arcos, and experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa travel route tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Arequipa is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Peru Time is minus 7 hours. In January in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sillustani and Main Gate. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia Apostol Santiago and Iglesia San Pedro are in your itinerary. When in Puno, make a side trip to see Fertility Temple in Chucuito, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, wander the streets of Luquina Chico, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

Make your Puno itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, expect Puno to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia San Pedro, Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Main Gate, Chullpas, Fertility Temple
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Step out of the city life by going to Salinas de Maras and Amarutrek Expeditions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu, Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado, & more), Ollantaytambo (Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, Perolniyoq Waterfall, & more) and Moray (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through San Blas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Tipon.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in January, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

9
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.
Miraflores and Barranco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Historico de Lima and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lima: Playa Santa Maria del Mar (in Santa Maria Del Mar) and Toboganes de Songos (in San Jeronimo de Surco). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Penascal, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Kon-Tiki, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get to know the fascinating history of San Isidro.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lima itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Lima, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Santa Maria del Mar, Toboganes de Songos
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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