35 days in Peru Itinerary

35 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru vacation planner
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Fly
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Trujillo
— 4 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lima
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puno
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
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Trujillo — 4 nights

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.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen, soothe aching muscles at Atma Yoga Huanchaco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Senor de Huaman.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trujillo vacation maker app.

Athens, Greece to Trujillo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trujillo, with lows of 20°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.
Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Huascaran National Park — 5 nights

A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna 69, take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon, and admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

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You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Trujillo to Huascaran National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lima.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Lima — 5 nights

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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Barranco.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lima day trip planning website.

Drive from Huascaran National Park to Lima in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Arequipa.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Arequipa — 5 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
When in Arequipa, make a side trip to see Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari, approximately Lari away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Arequipa online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lima in April; daily highs in Arequipa reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puno.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Puno — 3 nights

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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, and make a trip to Catedral de Puno.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Puno day trip site.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Puno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, Puno is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Cusco — 5 nights

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.
Step out of Cusco with an excursion to Pisac in Pisac--about 54 minutes away. On the 4th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, visit San Blas, and head outdoors with exploor.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Ollantaytambo — 3 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Urubamba (Encuentros Andinos & Seminario Ceramics). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ollantaytambo trip builder tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Machu Picchu.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Go for a jaunt from Machu Picchu to Santa Teresa to see Zipline about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and soothe aching muscles at SPA Rocas Sagradas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Spas · Adventure · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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.