21 days in Paris & Peru Itinerary

21 days in Paris & Peru Itinerary

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21 days in Paris & Peru Itinerary

Start: Nice, France
Fly:  3 h 45 min
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Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  13 h 30 min
2
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Chivay, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Puno, Peru
— 1 night
Travel:  1 h 30 min
6
Taquile Island, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Pisac, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
11
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
13
Chinchero, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
15
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
16
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Nice, France

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Nice to Paris is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lima.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Lima, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip maker.

Fly from Paris to Lima in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Lima to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

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

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Arequipa, Peru

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 27th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Mundo Alpaca and then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lima in February: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chivay.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Mundo Alpaca ©
Mundo Alpaca

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Chivay, Peru

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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chivay route maker.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Chivay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Chivay

Parks Nature Outdoors
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La Calera Thermal Waters ©
La Calera Thermal Waters
Q'olca by Made in Colca ©
Q'olca by Made in Colca
Zipline

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Puno, Peru

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.
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You can drive from Chivay to Puno in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Puno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Taquile Island on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Puno

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Taquile Island, Peru

Taquile Island
Taquile Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Main Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taquile Island trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puno to Taquile Island. In February, daily temperatures in Taquile Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Taquile Island

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:

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Cusco, Peru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and finally look for gifts at Hilo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taquile Island to Cusco. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taquile Island in March since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pisac.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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Pisac, Peru

Pisac ©
Giving good access to a number of Incan ruins, Pisaq has become a popular stop off point for vacationers exploring the Sacred Valley.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Pisac Market, then see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Pisac, then view the masterpieces at Mullu, and finally make a trip to Pisac.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pisac trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Pisac takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Pisac

Shopping Museums
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Pisac Market ©
Pisac Market
Pisac ©
Pisac
ChocoMuseo Pisac ©
ChocoMuseo Pisac

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, then get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pisac to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
Qosqo Ayllu ©
Qosqo Ayllu

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Machu Picchu, Peru

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 (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, stop by Artesanias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and finally take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, examine the collection at Museo Quechua, then admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, then make a short side trip with exploor, then admire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cusco vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Maras.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Walking tours

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Maras, Peru

Maras
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maras travel planner.

You can drive from Cusco to Maras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Maras, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Chinchero on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Maras

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Chinchero, Peru

Chinchero ©
Nestled high up on Andean Anta plains near Cusco, the small village of Chinchero overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, then delve into the distant past at Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, then look for gifts at Sumaq LLank'ay, and finally make a trip to Balcon del Inka.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chinchero online vacation planner.

Chinchero is just a short distance from Maras. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cusco.

Things to do in Chinchero

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero ©
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
Sumaq LLank'ay ©
Sumaq LLank'ay

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, then delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, and finally wander the streets of San Blas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cusco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chinchero to Cusco takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
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Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
Museo Inka ©
Museo Inka
San Blas ©
San Blas

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
See even more of Lima: steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, wander the streets of Miraflores, and browse the exhibits of Galeria Indigo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lima, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 16th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Paris takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lima to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lima in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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