11 days in Peru & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Peru & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Peru & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 45 min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h
5
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, hike along exploor, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cusco takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Peru Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cusco at 26°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

1
night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then make a trip to Intipuncu.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu tour planner.

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 on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Puerto Maldonado ©
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Sandoval.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Maldonado road trip site .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Puerto Maldonado in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Puerto Maldonado, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks Nature
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Lago Sandoval ©
Lago Sandoval

3
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
On the 19th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, explore the galleries of Galeria Indigo, then take a stroll through Miraflores, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Barranco.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip planner .

You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Maldonado in November, things will get slightly colder in Lima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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