60 days in Peru Itinerary

60 days in Peru Itinerary

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Iquitos
— 5 nights
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Tarapoto
— 3 nights
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Chachapoyas
— 3 nights
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Mancora
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 4 nights
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Huaraz
— 3 nights
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Huascaran National Park
— 4 nights
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Lima
— 5 nights
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Paracas
— 4 nights
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Nazca
— 4 nights
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Arequipa
— 5 nights
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Cabanaconde
— 1 night
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Cusco
— 7 nights
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Maras
— 1 night
Taxi to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Iquitos — 5 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

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.
Get outdoors at Pilpintuwasi - Wildlife Rescue Center And Butterfly Farm and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Amazon Rescue Center. When in Iquitos, make a side trip to see Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio, approximately Santo Toribio away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Belen, explore the activities along Amazon River, and stroll through Rainforest Awareness Rescue Education Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iquitos trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iquitos is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Iquitos is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, things will get a bit warmer in Iquitos: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tarapoto.
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Tarapoto — 3 nights

City of Palms

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Sauce and Circuitos Ecoturisticos Alto Shilcayo y Adyacentes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu and Asociacion Ecologica Tibilo Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Tarapoto side-trips: Castillo de Lamas (in Lamas) and Termales Don Grimaldo (in Sauce). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Urku, head outdoors with Catarata de Huacamaillo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chanka y de la Diversidad Lamista, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lindo.

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

Traveling by flight from Iquitos to Tarapoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tarapoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chachapoyas.
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Chachapoyas — 3 nights

A good base for exploring the surrounding cloud forests, Chachapoyas remains a small and laid-back town despite its growing popularity with international tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fortaleza de Kuelap and Catarata de Gocta. Step out of the city life by going to Canon del Sonche and Huiquilla Area de Conservacion Privada. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sarcofagos de Karajia, take an in-depth tour of Muestrario Museografico Gilberto Tenorio Cruz, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chachapoyas online day trip planner.

Getting from Tarapoto to Chachapoyas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mancora.
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Mancora — 2 nights

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
On the 30th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mundo Hippocampus, stroll through Playa Vichayito, then kick back and relax at Playa Mancora, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Pocitas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mancora online day trip planner.

You can drive from Chachapoyas to Mancora in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Mancora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trujillo.
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Trujillo — 4 nights

Capital of Culture

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Malabrigo and Playa de Huanchaco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Huaca del Sol and Site Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate, steep yourself in history at Casa Ganoza Chopitea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trujillo trip builder website.

You can drive from Mancora to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mancora in May, things will get slightly colder in Trujillo: highs are around 27°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Huaraz.
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Huaraz — 3 nights

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Los Olivos and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hatun Machay Rock Forest in Pampas Chico (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Callejon de Conchucos, stop by Mercado Central, and relax and rejuvenate at Body Palace Salon & Spa.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Huaraz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trujillo to Huaraz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trujillo in June since evenings lows in Huaraz dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huascaran National Park.
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Huascaran National Park — 4 nights

A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huascaran and Duck Canyon. Get outdoors at Laguna Churup and Lagunas de Llanganuco. Change things up with a short trip to Santuario de Mama Ashu in Chacas (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and appreciate the views at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Huaraz to Huascaran National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lima.
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Lima — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Historico de Lima and Caral Peru. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and Huaca Pucllana. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Parque del Amor, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lima itinerary maker.

Getting from Huascaran National Park to Lima by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paracas.
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Paracas — 4 nights

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Visit Playa Roja and Playa El Raspon for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Paracas Nature Reserve and Like Xplorer Peru. Go for a jaunt from Paracas to Pisco to see Ballestas Islands about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina, step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mendieta.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paracas online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, Paracas is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Nazca.
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Nazca — 4 nights

The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Visit Playa Trompa de Elefante and Reserva Nacional San Fernando for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cantalloc Aqueduct and Los Paredones. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla, make a trip to Mural of Maria Reiche, contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca, and explore the ancient world of Cahuachi.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nazca trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.
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Arequipa — 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of Arequipa and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Volcan Misti and Peru Fly Fishing. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

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

Drive from Nazca to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Arequipa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cabanaconde.
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Cabanaconde — 1 night

A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): walk around Sangalle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cruz del Condor.

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Traveling by car from Arequipa to Cabanaconde takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puno.
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Puno — 3 nights

City of the Lake

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sillustani and Main Gate are in your itinerary. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Lake Umayo will get you outdoors. When in Puno, make a side trip to see Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina in Juliaca, approximately Juliaca away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island and walk around Parque Huajsapata.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puno online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cabanaconde to Puno takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Puno sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Cusco.
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Cusco — 7 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.
Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tierras Vivas will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas), Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay) and Bosque de los ENTS - Bosque Turistico Ecologico (in Huasao). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cusco attractions site.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maras.
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Maras — 1 night

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maras tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Cusco to Maras in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu — 4 nights

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 Mandor. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Intipuncu and Plaza Manco Capac. Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Peru travel guide

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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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