11 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

11 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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11 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico de Lima and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Santa Maria del Mar and El Silencio. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Playa Kon-Tiki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Milagrosa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary site .

Newark, USA to Lima is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Lima reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Santa Maria del Mar, El Silencio
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Playa Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa Santa Maria del Mar
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima

6
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Piquillacta (in Huarcapay), Moray (in Maras) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Tipon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco road trip planning site .

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lima in February: highs in Cusco hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Piquillacta, Moray, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Moray ©
Moray
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

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