11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Machu Picchu
— Few hours
Train + Taxi:  2​h
5
Maras
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. On your second day here, wander the streets of San Isidro, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Dedalo arte & artesania, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary builder tool .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Lima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Lima. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) ©

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cerro Colorado Vinicunca. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cusco route maker website .

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toOllantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Parks Nature

1
night
Ollantaytambo

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 24th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ollantaytambo day trip app .

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

few
hours
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 25th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip planner .

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Visiting Salinas de Maras and Urubamba Weavers' Route will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Moray and Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant. Step out of Maras to go to Huarocondo and see Iglesia San Martin de Tours, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva.

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You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Lima.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia San Martin de Tours, Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

2
nights
Lima

Lima ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Miraflores and Huaca Pucllana. Visit Centro Historico de Lima and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco for their historical value. See some other sides of Lima: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), wander the streets of Barranco, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lima trip planning tool .

Getting from Maras to Lima by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Maras in July since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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