45 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

45 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru tour itinerary planner

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— 41 nights
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Lima

— 41 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lima: Callao (Fortaleza real felipe, Museo de Sitio Naval- Submarino Ex Bap Abtao, &more), Mirador La Punta (in La Punta) and Zona Arqueologica caral (in Caral). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, make a trip to Miraflores, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lima. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and finally contemplate the long history of Tipon.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums