The distance from Ica to Juliaca is 598 mi (962 km), and the travel takes about 16 hours by land. The transportation company Civa covers this route Ica - Juliaca, with bus tickets from s/. 100 to s/. 140. The buses leave from the terminal close to the Plaza de Armas of Ica, in the schedule from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Their destination is the Terminal Terrestre located in the outskirts of Juliaca. The climate of Juliaca, different from the warm and sunny days of Ica, is in general cold, with an average temperature between 39 °F (4 °C ) and 50 °F (10 °C). Juliaca has strong winds due to its location in the middle of the high Andean plateau.
Adventure is waiting for you on the desserts of Ica, where the visitors can enjoy the practice of sandboard and the rides in tubular cars on the surroundings of an incredible oasis, on the outskirts of the city. The Huacachina pond is the name of the oasis, and is considered for many as one of the main tourist attractions of Ica, which is a principal wine-making center of the country, because there are numerous countrysides where you can find the most exquisite wine and pisco, both of very high quality and renown at the national and international level.
Juliaca is located close to the Chacas lagoon, to the Titicaca lake, to the Marvillas river and to the ruins called "Las Chullpas de Sillustani". As a tourist city Juliaca offers many monuments and interest places as Santa Catalina church, whose construction was made in 1649, close to the Plaza de Armas. Another historic monument is the Convento Franciscano, that is also called Santa Bárbara. You can also visit the Galerías Las Calceteras, a famous market where you can adquire textile products hand made by the artisans of Juliaca.