14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 4 nights
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Huanchaco
— 1 night
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Cusco
— 4 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
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Lima

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 a sense of the local culture at Huaca Pucllana and Cathedral of Lima. Get some historical perspective at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro). Step out of Lima with an excursion to El Silencio in Punta Hermosa--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Penascal, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, take a stroll through Miraflores, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Torre Tagle.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lima online route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Lima is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Lima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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): kick back and relax at Playa de Huanchaco.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huanchaco travel route builder site.

Fly from Lima to Huanchaco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Huanchaco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Huanchaco

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Cusco

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco. Get some cultural insight at Qorikancha and San Blas. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and delve into the distant past at Tambomachay.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Huanchaco to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Huanchaco in April, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

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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): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.