18 days in Peru Itinerary

18 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru holiday planner
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Lima
— 3 nights
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Lima — 3 nights

City of the Kings

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 Museo Larco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Barranco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

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Guadalajara, Mexico to Lima is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Guadalajara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Arequipa.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Arequipa — 2 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Yanahuara and then enjoy some diversion at Arequipa Massage.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arequipa holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Machu Picchu.
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Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Spas · Museums
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Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Wonderful Hands Spa, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip maker tool.

You can fly from Arequipa to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ollantaytambo.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ollantaytambo — 3 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Sacred Valley of the Incas and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Ollantaytambo's surroundings by going to Seminario Ceramics (in Urubamba) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan and relax in the rural setting at El Albergue Farm.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Cusco.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Cusco — 6 nights

Imperial City

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 Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through San Blas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cusco route website.

You can take a shuttle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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