13 days in Peru Itinerary

13 days in Peru Itinerary

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13 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lima
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Iquitos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Puerto Malabrigo
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h
5
Cusco
— 3 nights
6
Paracas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Lima

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Santa Maria del Mar and Playa Kon-Tiki. There's much more to do: make a trip to Miraflores, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Nuevo Mundo, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, and kick back and relax at Playa Penascal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lima. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Barranco ©
Barranco

2
nights
Iquitos

Iquitos ©
The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
On the 1st (Mon), get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, then identify plant and animal life at La Isla De Los Monos, and then identify plant and animal life at Amazon Rescue Center. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tapiche Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Iquitos trip builder app .

Getting from Lima to Iquitos by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Lima in March, you will find days in Iquitos are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Malabrigo.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Tapiche Reserve ©
Tapiche Reserve
La Isla De Los Monos ©
La Isla De Los Monos
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
Puerto Malabrigo

Puerto Malabrigo
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Malabrigo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Malabrigo online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iquitos to Puerto Malabrigo. In April, Puerto Malabrigo is slightly colder than Iquitos - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puerto Malabrigo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
day
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu tour itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Malabrigo to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
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.
Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Salinas de Maras in Maras, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of San Blas, look for gifts at Hilo, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
San Blas ©
San Blas

3
nights
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
You'll get in some beach time at Supay Beach and Playa de la Mina. Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Raspon and Playa Roja. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Mendieta, don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, have some family-friendly fun at Paracas Time Machine, and take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paracas route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Paracas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in April, expect Paracas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Playa Roja ©
Playa Roja
Yumaque Beach ©
Yumaque Beach

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