11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  12​h
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Milan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then wander the streets of Barranco, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Kon-Tiki, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then take a stroll through Miraflores.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip maker app .

Milan, Italy to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get some cultural insight at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. Get outdoors at Los Jardines de Mandor and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). There's much more to do: get great views at Intipuncu, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lima to Machu Picchu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
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.
Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco. Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Salinas de Maras, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through San Blas, hike along exploor, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

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

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

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