32 days in Peru Itinerary

32 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Paracas
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Arequipa
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Iquitos
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
End: London

5
nights
Lima

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lima online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Lima is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Lima due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

4
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Ballestas Islands in Pisco (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Islas Ballestas, get great views at La Catedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Roja, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paracas holiday planner.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Paracas dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pisco
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Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier
Ballestas Islands ©
Ballestas Islands

6
nights
Arequipa

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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the striking features of Palacio de Goyeneche, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paracas to Arequipa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
nights
Puno

Puno ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puno side-trips: Fertility Temple (in Chucuito), Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Iglesia Apostol Santiago (in Lampa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Taquile Island, stroll around Parque Pino, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and pause for some photo ops at Arco Deustua.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puno day trip app.

Drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Arequipa, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Puno, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fertility Temple, Main Gate, Lake Titicaca, Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Capachica Peninsula
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

6
nights
Cusco

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Iguana Lodge & Camp in Santo Toribio (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, meet the residents at Quistococha Zoo, look for gifts at Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Amazon Rescue Center.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Iquitos vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Iquitos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect nights in Iquitos to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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