17 days in Peru Itinerary

17 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru travel planner

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Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Taxi to Maras
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Maras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yucay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly to Anta, Taxi to Huascaran National Park
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Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Comandante FAP German Arias Graziani Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Machu Picchu

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Huayna Picchu has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Huayna Picchu, then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, then admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Machu Picchu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Martin de Tours and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maras road trip app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Maras are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. You will leave for Yucay on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Yucay

— 1 night
Yucay is a town in southern Peru. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias, and finally explore the ancient world of Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yucay trip itinerary planner.

Yucay is just a stone's throw from Maras. In June, daytime highs in Yucay are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Yucay

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Cusco

— 3 nights

Imperial City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza de Armas and Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca. There's much more to do: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Manu Wildlife Peru, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and browse the exhibits of Xapiri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yucay to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lima

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museo Larco and Huaca Pucllana. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Cathedral of Lima. Change things up with a short trip to Balneario La Punta in Callao (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: visit Miraflores, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, and stroll around Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve.

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Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, expect much warmer with lows of 63°F in Lima. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Huascaran National Park

— 3 nights
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
You've now added Huascaran to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huascaran. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Chacas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Mama Ashu, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera Blanca Summit.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huascaran National Park trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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.