14 days in Peru Itinerary

14 days in Peru Itinerary

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14 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Larco and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Huaca Pucllana and Centro Historico de Lima. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Nacion, and don't miss a visit to Miraflores.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lima is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

3
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.
Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Iglesia De Santo Domingo. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Qorikancha, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cusco trip planning app .

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo trip planner.

Take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for Machu Picchu on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get great views at Intipuncu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu road trip app .

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
Cusco

On the 13th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church, then make a trip to San Blas, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pisac.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco online trip builder .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pisac
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Walking tours
San Blas ©
San Blas
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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