16 days in Machu Picchu, Puno Region & Lima Itinerary

16 days in Machu Picchu, Puno Region & Lima Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  20 h 30 min
1
Machu Picchu
— 6 nights
+6
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
2
Puno
— 4 nights
Travel:  3 h 30 min
3
Taquile Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: London

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Salinas de Maras. Explore hidden gems such as Moray and Intipuncu. Change things up with these side-trips from Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo (Inca Bridge, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu online road trip planner.

London, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Machu Picchu due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Maras, Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Moray ©
Moray
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Taquile Island and Lake Titicaca. Get some historical perspective at La Casa del Corregidor and Sillustani. Go for a jaunt from Puno to Santa Lucia to see Laguna Lagunillas about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Portal de Aramu Muru, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, see the interesting displays at Museo Carlos Dreyer, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puno attractions planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Puno takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Puno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Taquile Island.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Laguna Lagunillas
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

1
night
Taquile Island

Taquile Island
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Main Gate.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puno to Taquile Island. In July, daytime highs in Taquile Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Lima.

Things to do in Taquile Island

Historic Sites
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3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marcahuasi and Balneario La Punta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Go for a jaunt from Lima to Callao to see Palomino about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Berlin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taquile Island to Lima. Traveling from Taquile Island in July, plan for much warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Callao
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Palomino ©
Palomino
Balneario La Punta ©
Balneario La Punta
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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