16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  18 h
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
3
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and stop by Barranco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lima is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

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

3
nights
Arequipa

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: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Goyeneche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arequipa attractions planner.

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Lima in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, delve into the distant past at Moray, and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maras vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arequipa to Maras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Maras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva ©
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

3
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu & Iglesia de Urubamba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and take a memorable excursion with exploor.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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