19 days in Peru Itinerary

19 days in Peru Itinerary

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19 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  16 h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Chivay
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Juliaca
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  4 h
7
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
8
Trujillo
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
9
Quillabamba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h
10
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lima vacation trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 16-hour flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums
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Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at El Misti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Arequipa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in June since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chivay.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Museums
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Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

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Chivay

Chivay ©
Scenic Chivay draws a growing number of tourists each year, yet this remote town of 5,000 inhabitants manages to retain much of its rustic, dusty character.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of La Calera Thermal Waters, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Chivay, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally contemplate the long history of Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chivay vacation planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Chivay in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chivay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puno.

Things to do in Chivay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site
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La Calera Thermal Waters ©
La Calera Thermal Waters
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at La Casa del Corregidor. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then stroll through Lake Titicaca, and then don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Puno custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chivay to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Chivay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Puno, with lows of -5°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juliaca.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor

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Juliaca

Juliaca ©
Juliaca is the capital of San Roman Province in the Puno Region of southeastern Peru. To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Juliaca online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Puno to Juliaca takes an hour. In June in Juliaca, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Juliaca

Historic Sites
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Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina ©
Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina

2
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.
On the 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then explore the ancient world of Q'enqo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, and then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco itinerary maker.

You can drive from Juliaca to Cusco in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Juliaca in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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.
Get outdoors at Machu Picchu and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo and Winawayna. Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Inca Bridge in Ollantaytambo, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Machu Picchu Cusco Trek, identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor, and look for gifts at Artesanias.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Get some historical perspective at Chan Chan and Museo Huacas de Moche. Huaca del Sol y la Luna and Huaca El Dragon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Trujillo, make a side trip to see Huanchaco Beach in Huanchaco, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of El Brujo, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Senor de Huaman, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, and examine the collection at Museo del Juguete.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Machu Picchu to Trujillo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Trujillo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Quillabamba.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Huaca del Sol, Playa de Huanchaco
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum
La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol

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Quillabamba

Quillabamba
To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Quillabamba itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trujillo to Quillabamba. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toLima.

Things to do in Quillabamba

Parks Nature
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Lima

Lima ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Islas Palomino and then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Quillabamba to Lima with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palomino
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Palomino ©
Palomino
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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