10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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10 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  18​h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Brussels

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take a stroll through Barranco, and finally wander the streets of Miraflores.

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Brussels, Belgium to Lima is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in Lima at 24°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through San Blas, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, then see exploor, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, then contemplate the long history of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Cusco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

2
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.
Lake Titicaca has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, make a trip to Catedral de Puno, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puno route tool .

Getting from Lima to Puno by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lima in October, Puno is much colder at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Catedral de Puno ©
Catedral de Puno

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