5 days in Peru Itinerary

5 days in Peru Itinerary

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5 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  19​h
1
Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Cusco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Lima, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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