42 days in Peru Itinerary

42 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip planner
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Lima
— 6 nights
Fly
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Chiclayo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trujillo
— 5 nights
Bus to Caraz, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puno
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Lima — 6 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, explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Prague in February, expect Lima to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chiclayo.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:

Chiclayo — 3 nights

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Chiclayo is known for sightseeing, beaches, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pimentel, make a trip to Concurso Nacional de Marinera FAP 2013, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chiclayo visit planner.

Getting from Lima to Chiclayo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. February in Chiclayo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Trujillo.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Trujillo — 5 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: get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa Ganoza Chopitea, explore the ancient world of Site Museum, and stroll through Huanchaco Al Rescate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Trujillo journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Chiclayo to Trujillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiclayo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Trujillo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Huascaran National Park.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:

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 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Huascaran. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna 69, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera Blanca Summit, and take in the dramatic natural features at Duck Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Huascaran National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Trujillo to Huascaran National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Manu National Park.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:

Manu National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manu National Park itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Huascaran National Park to Manu National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Machu Picchu — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Puno.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Puno — 4 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.
Step out of Puno with an excursion to Iglesia de Santiago Apostol in Pomata--about 1h 50 min away. On the 17th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, slough off your stress at Inca Sauna, and explore the activities along Lake Umayo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Machu Picchu to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Puno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Maras.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Maras — 2 nights

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 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia San Martin de Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maras trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Puno to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Maras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cusco.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Cusco — 6 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.
On the 21st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and stop by Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cusco road trip app.

You can drive from Maras to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Arequipa.
Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Arequipa — 4 nights

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the masterpieces at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Arequipa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Tours · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

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.