13 days in Peru Itinerary

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Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Lima, Bus to Paracas
— 2 nights
Bus to Lima Javier Prado, Fly to London


Machu Picchu — 3 nights

Get in touch with nature at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Mandor. Get some cultural insight at Winay Wayna and Intipuncu. Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu road trip app.

London, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cusco.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip
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Cusco — 4 nights

Imperial City

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Spas & Wellness. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Tipon and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. April in Cusco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Arequipa.
Spas · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
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Arequipa — 2 nights

White City

On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then wander the streets of Yanahuara, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti, and finally stop by La Iberica.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Arequipa travel route builder site.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in April since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paracas.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Paracas — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to The Chandelier. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa de la Mina, step off the mainland to explore Islas Ballestas, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paracas driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Arequipa to Paracas in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arequipa in April, with highs in Paracas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Peru travel guide

Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.