30 days in Peru Itinerary

30 days in Peru Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
2
Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  8 h 15 min
3
Trujillo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
4
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
7
Puno
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Arequipa
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Lima

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take a stroll through Miraflores.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lima trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lima is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Lima reach 24°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

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

3
nights
Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Huascaran National Park is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Huascaran, admire the verdant scenery at Cordillera Blanca Summit, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Chacas, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huascaran National Park trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chacas
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Cordillera Blanca Summit ©
Cordillera Blanca Summit

3
nights
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.
Trujillo is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, delve into the distant past at Site Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Huanchaco Al Rescate.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Trujillo tour planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Huaca del Sol, Huanchaco Al Rescate
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge) ©
Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)
Cao Museum ©
Cao Museum

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then delve into the distant past at Moray, and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maras road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Trujillo to Maras in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Trujillo in October, Maras is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva ©
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

3
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.
Step out of Machu Picchu to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and admire the natural beauty at Mandor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

5
nights
Cusco

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Hacienda Sarapampa (in Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cusco online day trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cerveceria Willkamayu, Hacienda Sarapampa, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

3
nights
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.
Step out of Puno with an excursion to Fertility Temple in Chucuito--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Taquile Island, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani.

Make your Puno itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cusco to Puno by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Puno when traveling from Cusco in October, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fertility Temple, Chullpas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Speed Boats Tours

6
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step out of Arequipa with an excursion to Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arequipa, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Templo Purisima Concepcion
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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