24 days in Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

24 days in Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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24 days in Peru & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h
3
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Caraz, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  23 h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cusco route planning site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cusco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Peru Time is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jerusalem in September: highs in Cusco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, then look for gifts at Mapi Art, and then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Moray and then contemplate the long history of Salinas de Maras.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Maras, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puno.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

2
nights
Puno, Peru

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 1st (Tue): get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, and then don't miss a visit to Chullpas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puno journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maras to Puno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Maras in September, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Chullpas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and finally admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Arequipa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Puno in October since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Caraz.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Museums
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Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Caraz, Peru

Caraz ©
Caraz is a town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru.Political CreationRecent investigations propose that its political creation was dated on 12 February 1821, when Grl. Venture out of the city with trips to Huascaran National Park (Lagunas de Llanganuco, Huascaran, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Camposanto de Yungay, make a trip to CampoSanto Yungay, and examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Caraz.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Caraz tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arequipa to Caraz. Traveling from Arequipa in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Caraz, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Caraz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, CampoSanto Yungay
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Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Lagunas de Llanganuco ©
Lagunas de Llanganuco
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

3
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, wander the streets of Miraflores, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caraz to Lima. Traveling from Caraz in October, expect nights in Lima to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip maker tool .

You can fly from Lima to Buenos Aires in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lima to Buenos Aires. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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