11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
3
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Portland

2
nights
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima journey builder.

Portland, USA to Lima is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Lima is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Portland in May, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Arequipa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Arequipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Maras online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arequipa to Maras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Maras, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

4
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Cusco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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