44 days in Peru Itinerary

44 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru travel route planner

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Chiclayo
— 2 nights
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Trujillo
— 2 nights
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Huaraz
— 3 nights
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Lima
— 4 nights
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Arequipa
— 4 nights
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Puno
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
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Puerto Maldonado
— 2 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 4 nights
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Paracas
— 2 nights
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Nazca
— 3 nights
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Ica
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Chiclayo

— 2 nights

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum and then don't miss a visit to Parque Principal de Chiclayo. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Pimentel.

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Seoul, South Korea to Chiclayo is an approximately 38-hour flight. Traveling from Seoul to Chiclayo, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chiclayo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trujillo.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Trujillo

— 2 nights

Capital of Culture

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.
On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Chan Chan and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol and then contemplate the long history of Casa Orbegoso.

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You can drive from Chiclayo to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Chiclayo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Trujillo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Huaraz.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Huaraz

— 3 nights
One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Churup. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huaraz online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Trujillo to Huaraz takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Trujillo in June, Huaraz is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Huaraz

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

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.
Lima is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lima tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Huaraz to Lima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Huaraz in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Arequipa

— 4 nights

White City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Arequipa online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Puno

— 3 nights

City of the Lake

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.
Puno is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Taquile Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, contemplate the long history of Uros Tupirmarka Lodge, and delve into the distant past at Sillustani.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puno road trip planning app.

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, expect nights in Puno to be colder, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Machu Picchu

— 4 nights
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 much more to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, get great views at Intipuncu, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Puerto Maldonado

— 2 nights
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Sandoval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Mariposario Tambopata and then take in the views from Puente Billinghurst.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Maldonado trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Puerto Maldonado in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Ollantaytambo

— 4 nights
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ollantaytambo: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, relax in the rural setting at El Albergue Farm, explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, and ride a horse along Hacienda del Chalan.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Ollantaytambo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Puerto Maldonado, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Ollantaytambo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paracas.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Paracas

— 2 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 17th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours and then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas. On your second day here, stroll through La Catedral and then make a trip to The Chandelier.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paracas trip maker site.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Paracas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Ollantaytambo in July since evenings lows in Paracas dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Nazca

— 3 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Chauchilla. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct and then get engrossed in the history at Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nazca day trip website.

Drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Ica.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Ica

— 2 nights
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at El Catador, learn about winemaking at Tacama, then see the interesting displays at Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ica trip builder tool.

You can drive from Nazca to Ica in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Ica sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Ica

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Cusco

— 6 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.
On the 26th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ica to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ica in July, plan for cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 29:

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.