12 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

12 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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Lima
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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Lima
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Lima

— 1 night

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.
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lima vacation maker site.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Lima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Cusco on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Cusco

— 6 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.
You've added Montana de Siete Colores, Humantay Lake, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in March, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Lima

— 4 nights

City of the Kings

You've added Palacio Municipal de Lima, Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), Cathedral of Lima, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico de Lima and Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Iglesia y Convento La Merced. See some other sides of Lima: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, steep yourself in history at Casa de Aliaga, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de las Nazarenas.

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You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks