8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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8 days in Peru Itinerary

Belfast
Fly:  31​h
Trujillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
Belfast

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Senor de Huaman, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, then delve into the distant past at Museo Huacas de Moche, and finally contemplate the long history of Huaca del Sol y la Luna.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trujillo sightseeing planner.

Belfast, UK to Trujillo is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Trujillo. Traveling from Belfast in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trujillo, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Huaca del Sol y la Luna ©
Huaca del Sol y la Luna
La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Tambomachay. Get a sense of the local culture at Tipon and Mercado Central de San Pedro. Pamper yourself for a day on the 4th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi and explore the ancient world of Q'enqo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cusco travel planner.

You can fly from Trujillo to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Trujillo in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Tipon ©
Tipon

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Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 6th (Mon), get impressive views of El Misti, contemplate the long history of Yanahuara, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arequipa vacation planner.

Fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Cusco in August, with lows around 9°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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El Misti ©
El Misti
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara

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