32 days in Peru Itinerary

32 days in Peru Itinerary

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32 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Norwich
Fly:  19 h
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  8 h 15 min
3
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Lambayeque
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Arequipa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
6
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Cusco
— 9 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Norwich

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Rio Lunahuana in Lunahuana (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, wander the streets of Miraflores, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lima holiday planner.

Norwich, UK to Lima is an approximately 19- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norwich to Lima is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Norwich in April: high temperatures in Lima hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rio Lunahuana
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
San Gallan Xpeditions ©
San Gallan Xpeditions
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Step out of Huascaran National Park with an excursion to Museo de Chacas in Chacas--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Huascaran, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna 69, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Huascaran National Park road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chacas
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trujillo: Playa Malabrigo (in Puerto Malabrigo) and Huanchaco Al Rescate (in Huanchaco). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, take an in-depth tour of Cao Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia y Monasterio El Carmen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Trujillo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lambayeque.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Huanchaco, Playa Malabrigo, La Huaca del Sol
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Huanchaco Al Rescate ©
Huanchaco Al Rescate
Playa de Huanchaco ©
Playa de Huanchaco

1
night
Lambayeque

Lambayeque ©
The main places to visit in Lambayeque are its archaeological museums, notable for their collections of artifacts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru, see the interesting displays at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lambayeque trip planner.

Take a bus from Trujillo to Lambayeque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Trujillo in April, expect nights in Lambayeque to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lambayeque

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru
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Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum ©
Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru ©
Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru
Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning ©

4
nights
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, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Arequipa road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lambayeque to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Arequipa is a bit cooler than Lambayeque - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Chachani
Chachani

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, stop by Sumaq LLank'ay, then delve into the distant past at Moray, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Maras road trip planning site.

Getting from Arequipa to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Maras. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chinchero
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Sumaq LLank'ay ©
Sumaq LLank'ay

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.
Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, make a trip to Intipuncu, and look for gifts at Mapi Art.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

9
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.
Centro Historico De Cusco has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cusco to Pisac to see Pisac about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco journey maker 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. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pisac
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Nature & Wildlife Tours
exploor ©
exploor

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