17 days in Lima & Machu Picchu Itinerary

17 days in Lima & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Start: Lima
1
Lima
— 12 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  12 h
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  12 h
End: Lima

12
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.
Go for a jaunt from Lima to Huarochiri to see El Canon de Austisha about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, make a trip to Miraflores, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and take a leisurely stroll along Miraflores Boardwalk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lima route planner.

If you are flying in from Puerto Rico, the closest major aiport is Jorge Ch├ívez International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Canon de Austisha
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and get great views at Intipuncu.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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