16 days in Peru Itinerary

16 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
5
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Paris

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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lima online route planner.

Paris, France to Lima is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Peru Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Paris in June, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then delve into the distant past at Moray, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maras trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Maras dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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

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 6th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and explore the world behind art at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fertility Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, stroll the grounds of Sillustani, then stroll around Parque Pino, and finally get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puno road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Puno dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fertility Temple
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo

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: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, get impressive views of Volcan Misti, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, and steep yourself in history at Palacio de Goyeneche.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Arequipa journey site.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in June, Arequipa is much hotter at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

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

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