27 days in Peru, Mexico & La Paz Itinerary

27 days in Peru, Mexico & La Paz Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Paz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
2
Puno, Peru
— 4 nights
3
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
4
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights


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6
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz road trip planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to La Paz is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect La Paz to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puno.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

4
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
On the 9th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island, make a trip to Catedral de Puno, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puno trip planner.

You can drive from La Paz to Puno in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Puno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Puno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Speed Boats Tours
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

6
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Winay Wayna (in Machu Picchu) and Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). On the 15th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

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You can fly from Puno to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in February, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Winay Wayna
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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

3
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Cenote Calavera, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, play a few rounds at Playacar Golf Club, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen road trip website.

You can fly from Cusco to Playa del Carmen in 11.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cusco in February: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in February, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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