15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chisinau
Fly:  30 h
1
Iquitos
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Manu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  26 h
End: Chisinau

3
nights
Iquitos

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.
Take a break from Iquitos with a short trip to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Iquitos driving holiday planner.

Chisinau, Moldova to Iquitos is an approximately 30- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 7 hours. July in Iquitos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Iguana Lodge & Camp
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Fishing Charters & Tours
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La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos

3
nights
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco holiday planning tool.

Getting from Iquitos to Cusco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Iquitos in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

1
night
Manu National Park

Manu National Park ©
On the 9th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manu National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cusco to Manu National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Mandor. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lima day trip planning site.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July in Lima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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