15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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Start: La Paz
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
1
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
2
Cabanaconde
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Puerto Maldonado
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Trujillo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h
8
Puno
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
End: La Paz

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Mandor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then don't miss a visit to Serpost, and finally stop by Artesanias. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu tour planning site.

La Paz, Bolivia to Machu Picchu is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Machu Picchu is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cabanaconde.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
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Cabanaconde

Cabanaconde ©
A vacation in Cabanaconde provides visitors with an opportunity to explore the left bank of the Colca River, an area quite untouched by commercial tourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Tapay Viewpoint, then get great views at Mirador Cruz del Condor, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Condor's Cross.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cabanaconde online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi from Machu Picchu to Cabanaconde in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cabanaconde

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Condor's Cross ©
Condor's Cross
Mirador Cruz del Condor ©
Mirador Cruz del Condor
Tapay Viewpoint ©
Tapay Viewpoint

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Yanahuara, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevado De Mismi, don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), then pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa route planner.

You can drive from Cabanaconde to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Arequipa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

3
nights
Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago Sandoval and Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Amazon Shelter and Panthera Sanctuary. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Monkey Island and admire the natural beauty at Mariposario Tambopata.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Maldonado planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Puerto Maldonado takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arequipa in July: high temperatures in Puerto Maldonado hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lago Sandoval
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Inkaterra Ecological Reserve ©
Inkaterra Ecological Reserve
Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval
Amazon Shelter ©
Amazon Shelter

3
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tipon and Tambomachay. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and delve into the distant past at Q'enqo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in July, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

2
nights
Iquitos

Iquitos ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapiche Reserve, stroll through Amazon Rescue Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm. On the next day, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Iquitos, and then stroll through La Isla De Los Monos.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Iquitos trip planner.

Getting from Cusco to Iquitos by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Cusco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Iquitos, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Tours
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La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm ©
Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm
Amazon Rescue Center ©
Amazon Rescue Center

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Trujillo

Trujillo ©
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 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at La Huaca del Sol, steep yourself in history at Site Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Belen, then steep yourself in history at Chan Chan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Trujillo road trip planner.

Getting from Iquitos to Trujillo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In July, Trujillo is slightly colder than Iquitos - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Huaca del Sol
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La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

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day
Puno

Puno ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, delve into the distant past at Sillustani, and then make a trip to Catedral de Puno.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puno travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Trujillo to Puno in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Trujillo in July: highs in Puno hover around 20°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Catedral de Puno ©
Catedral de Puno

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