60 days in Manacapuru & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Manacapuru & Peru Itinerary

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Fly to Eduardo Gomes International Airport, Drive to Manacapuru
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Manacapuru, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 8 nights
Fly
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Puno, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nazca, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paracas, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tarapoto, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Iquitos, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly to Tumbes, Bus to Mancora
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Mancora, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chiclayo, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cajamarca, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus
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Trujillo, Peru
— 3 nights
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Manacapuru, Brazil

— 5 nights
Manacapuru is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.PopulationThe population of Manacapuru was 92,996 and its area is 7,329 km². Escape the urban bustle at Acutuba Beach and Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas. Explore hidden gems such as Pink Dolphins Floating Platform and Ruinas de Paricatuba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manacapuru: Fundacao Almerinda Malaquias (in Novo Airao) and Balneario Cachoeira do Castanho (in Iranduba). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Manacapuru Museum and explore the activities along Amazon River.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manacapuru trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Manacapuru is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Manacapuru due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, Manacapuru is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manacapuru

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 4 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Winay Wayna and Intipuncu. Visit Ruinas de Choquequirao and Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen for their historical value. When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Teresa, approximately Santa Teresa away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mandor, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, catch some excitement at Samay Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manacapuru to Machu Picchu. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Cusco, Peru

— 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moray and Piquillacta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mercado Central de San Pedro and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Zipline (in Urubamba), Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero) and Iglesia San Martin de Tours (in Huarocondo). Make the 13th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and explore the ancient world of Q'enqo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cusco online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:

Puno, Peru

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Sillustani. Museo de la Coca y Costumbres and Museo Litico Pukara will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pukara Archaeological Site (in Pucara), Main Gate (in Taquile Island) and Fertility Temple (in Chucuito). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Catedral de Chucuito, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, admire the landmark architecture of Balcon del Conde de Lemos, and appreciate the history behind Arco Deustua.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puno when traveling from Cusco in March, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Arequipa, Peru

— 5 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and Historic Centre of Arequipa. For shopping fun, head to Alvaro Valdivia - Anticuario or Mall Aventura Plaza. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Virreinal, get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Puno in March, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Nazca, Peru

— 4 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Trompa de Elefante and Cantalloc Aqueduct. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cementerio Chauchilla and Los Paredones. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, see the interesting displays at Casa-Museo Mari Reiche, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nazca road trip planner.

Getting from Arequipa to Nazca by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Paracas, Peru

— 3 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Get some cultural insight at Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro and Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de la Mina and Playa Atenas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paracas: Pisco (Pisco Beach & Ballestas Islands). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Roja, explore the fascinating landscape at Paracas Nature Reserve, catch all the local highlights with Paracas Sights & Tours, and don't miss a visit to The Chandelier.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paracas road trip site.

Getting from Nazca to Paracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Lima, Peru

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac and San Isidro. Get some historical perspective at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo and Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. Step out of Lima with an excursion to InOutlet in Lurin--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lima online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Lima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarapoto.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Tarapoto, Peru

— 2 nights

City of Palms

As a busy commercial hub of northern Peru, Tarapoto straddles the foothills of the Andes and a high jungle plateau characterized by lush cloud forests.
On the 10th (Sat), head outdoors with Lago Lindo, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Sauce, and then look for gifts at Exotic Chocolatier. Keep things going the next day: stop by Comunidad Nativa Wayku, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chanka y de la Diversidad Lamista, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Tarapoto, then admire the sheer force of Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Tematico Chullachaqui.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tarapoto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Tarapoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Lima in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tarapoto: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Tarapoto

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Iquitos, Peru

— 6 nights

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belen and Catedral de Iquitos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amazon River and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. When in Iquitos, make a side trip to see Fossil Creek Wildlife Reserve in Quebrada Oran, approximately Quebrada Oran away. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Tamshiyacu Tahuayo. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Isla De Los Monos, tee off at Amazon Golf Course, and stop by Centro Artesanal Turistico Anaconda.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iquitos trip planner.

You can fly from Tarapoto to Iquitos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Iquitos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mancora.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

Mancora, Peru

— 2 nights
In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Las Pocitas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mancora. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Zona Kite Mancora, kick back and relax at Playa Vichayito, then go for a walk through El Mirador del Faro, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mancora trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Iquitos to Mancora takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mancora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Mancora

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Chiclayo, Peru

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the different shops at Mercado Modelo, explore by horseback at Rancho Santana horseback riding Peru, then see the interesting displays at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Piramedes de Pampagrande. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Huaca Rajada, examine the collection at Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan, then take a leisurely stroll along Mirador La Punta, then stop by Mercado Artesanal de Monsefu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pimentel.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiclayo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Mancora to Chiclayo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mancora in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Chiclayo, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cajamarca.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Cajamarca, Peru

— 2 nights
Located 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level, the Andean city of Cajamarca experiences a mild highland climate, which, along with the area's fertile soil, has allowed agriculture to thrive.
On the 22nd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos del Inca, don't miss a visit to La Recoleta, then explore the ancient world of Cumbemayo, and finally make a trip to Hacienda La Collpa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico y Etnografico del Conjunto Monumental Belen, make a trip to Cerro Santa Apolonia, stop by Mercado Central de Cajamarca, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Cajamarca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cajamarca, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso San Francisco de Asis.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cajamarca day trip planner.

Take a bus from Chiclayo to Cajamarca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chiclayo in April, you will find days in Cajamarca are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cajamarca

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Trujillo, Peru

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Cao Museum and Museo de Arte Moderno. Shop till you drop at Plazuela El Recreo and Corazon Verde. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of La Huaca del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huaca Esmeralda, don't miss a visit to Capilla del Santisimo Sacramenteo dento del Arzobispado de Trujillo, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Municipal de Moche.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trujillo itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Cajamarca to Trujillo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cajamarca in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Trujillo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

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.