7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco
— 2 nights
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Lima
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Arte Joyeria Rumiwasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get to know the resident critters at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Machu Picchu is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Cusco

— 2 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 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of San Blas, trek along exploor, then explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

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Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally make a trip to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, plan for much warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.