11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cusco
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Train
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Fly to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport

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Lima

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peruvian Soul and Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Miraflores and Cathedral of Lima. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs.

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Tijuana, Mexico to Lima is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tijuana to Lima. Traveling from Tijuana in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Cusco

— 3 nights

Imperial City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes American Inca Trail as well as Llama Pack - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Llama Pack - Day Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, then view the masterpieces at Xapiri Ground, and finally wander the streets of San Blas. Here are some ideas for day two: see American Inca Trail and then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman.

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Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in April, you will find days in Cusco are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ollantaytambo

— 1 night
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, examine the collection at Choco Museo, and then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

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You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ollantaytambo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Artesanias, and then stop by Artesanias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.