14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

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14 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Huanchaco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Calgary

4
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.
Visit El Silencio and Playa Kon-Tiki for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Cathedral of Lima. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, kick back and relax at Playa Penascal, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and make a trip to Circuito Magico del Agua.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lima vacation planner .

Calgary, Canada to Lima is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Peru Time is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in April: high temperatures in Lima hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Huanchaco.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

El Silencio
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El Silencio ©
El Silencio
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

1
night
Huanchaco

Huanchaco ©
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 27th (Fri): stroll through Huanchaco Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Huanchaco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Huanchaco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Huanchaco

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Huanchaco Beach ©
Huanchaco Beach

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de Armas and Salinas de Maras. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, pause for some serene contemplation at The Company of Jesus Church, get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Huanchaco to Cusco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect much colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Huanchaco in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu visit planner .

You can take a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Museums
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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