15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13 h
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
5
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Arequipa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Lima with a short trip to Playa Santa Maria del Mar in Santa Maria Del Mar, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima itinerary maker site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lima is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In March, Lima is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maras trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lima in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Maras: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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

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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then get great views at Intipuncu.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, admire the masterpieces at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Sillustani and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in March, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Puno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Fertility Temple
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

3
nights
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 18th (Wed), take a stroll through Yanahuara, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Misti.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Puno to Arequipa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Puno in March, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Parks Nature
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

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