iScribo has the answer when people wonder about what most amazing places are to visit in Peru. This country is full of wonders from north to south and from east to west. If you are looking for adventure, nature and history for your holiday, we have the dream vacation for you which includes a complete Peru holiday itinerary.
What to do in Peru for a week? Find your flight, buy it and start planning the most beautiful routes with our guide on what to see in Peru in 7 days. iScribo shows you unique places to visit in Peru, a natural paradise that will not leave you indifferent. If you have 7 days in the country, apart from the time you spend flying, we suggest an itinerary with the highlights.
Day 1 – Lima
Lima is one of Peru’s main cities to visit. The capital will provide you with rich gastronomy and culture.
Visit the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can explore the colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the cathedral, the Palacio del Gobierno and the Palacio Arzobispal.
If you are a bohemian, you cannot miss the Barranco neighbourhood with its picturesque streets and lively nights. There you can also visit the Ermita and the Puente de los Suspiros.
Delight in Peruvian history at the Museo de la Nación, one of the main attractions to see in Peru.
Do you like the beach? Head to the Miraflores district and visit Huaca Pucllana, an impressive archaeological museum.
Day 2 – Cusco
In the very heart of the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is one of the most beautiful and impressive places to visit in Peru for its Inca architecture and history.
Visit the Plaza de Armas with the cathedral and the church of the Compañía de Jesús. Visit the Templo del Sol, known as Coricancha. It is an Inca temple destroyed during the Spanish conquest.
For a panoramic view of the city, head to Sacsayhuaman, an Inca fortress. Don’t miss the central market of San Pedro.
Day 3 – Valle Sagrado de los Incas
It goes from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Visit the villages of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and the salt mines of Maras.
The combination of landscapes and cultures will surprise you. Don’t hesitate to get lost in its streets and discover the immense beauty of nature.
Day 4 – Machu Picchu
Visiting Machu Picchu is a must if you travel to Peru. Discover the legends and mystery that surround this citadel, which is the iconic archaeological destination per se. This wonder of the modern world, more than two kilometres above sea level, features a striking stone structure called Intihuatana, a ceremonial site for the Incas.
Day 5 – Cusco
Return to the city of Cusco from Aguas Calientes and finish seeing what you haven’t had time to see, which is sure to be a lot – this city has a lot to see!
Explore nearby archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay, you won’t regret it.
Day 6 – Arequipa
Known as the White City because of the type of stone used in its buildings, in Arequipa you can visit (once again) the Plaza de Armas with its Renaissance and Baroque cathedral.
Visit the Santa Catalina monastery and the Yanahuara viewpoint, where you will see the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes.
Finally, visit the underground city of Sabandía, built to protect itself from pirates.
Day 7 – Colca Canyon
Did you know that one of the deepest canyons in the world is located here? The Colca Canyon is worth a visit! Here you can admire the majestic condor. So accustomed is it to this landscape that it gives its name to the viewpoint of the Cruz del Condor.
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If you have time to spare or you have decided to cut out some of the visits we have suggested about what to see in Peru in 7 days, consider doing the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, you will discover unique landscapes that end in the great citadel. iScribo enjoys the culture of all Spanish-speaking countries and our tool is adapted so that, whatever Spanish you write, you do it the right way. Have you tried it yet? Tell us about it in the comments.