8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then wander the streets of Miraflores, and finally don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lima online holiday maker.

Atlanta, USA to Lima is an approximately 10-hour flight. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for cooler days in Lima, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Machu Picchu

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 26th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
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Cusco

— 4 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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the galleries of Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Cusco sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.