17 days in Peru Itinerary

17 days in Peru Itinerary

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Lima
— 4 nights
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Arequipa
— 2 nights
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Puno
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 5 nights
5
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights

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Lima

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, wander the streets of Miraflores, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lima route planner.

New York City, USA to Lima is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©

White City

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 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Santury. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, admire the striking features of Casa del Moral, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lima in April; daily highs in Arequipa reach 69°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
La Mansion del Fundador ©
La Mansion del Fundador

2
nights
Puno

Puno ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca and then head off the coast to Taquile Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno online journey planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Arequipa in April, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

5
nights
Cusco

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Salinas de Maras (in Maras), Pisac (in Pisac) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Choquequirao Archeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco travel website.

Traveling by flight from Puno to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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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 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mandor, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online trip planner.

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 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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