7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru planner

Make it your trip
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Cusco
— 1 day
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Puno
— 1 night
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Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly
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Huanchaco
— 1 night
Fly
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Lima
— 1 night
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Cusco

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to San Blas, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, then view the masterpieces at Xapiri, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Cusco is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Bucharest to Cusco, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bucharest in September: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 25°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Puno

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands and then head off the coast to Taquile Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puno planner.

Fly from Cusco to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cusco in September; daily highs in Puno reach 22°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Arequipa

— 1 night

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, take a stroll through Yanahuara, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally look for gifts at La Iberica.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa online road trip planner.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Arequipa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Huanchaco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Huanchaco

— 1 night
In a historic town on the famous "Moche Route" tourist circuit, vacations in Huanchaco tend to be as active as they are culturally enriching.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Chan Chan, stop by Corazon Verde, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huanchaco day trip website.

Getting from Arequipa to Huanchaco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Arequipa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Huanchaco, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huanchaco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Lima

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Miraflores, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then stop by Dedalo arte & artesania, and finally snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima vacation planner.

Fly from Huanchaco to Lima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Lima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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.