8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Cusco
— 3 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Fly
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Lima
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and stop by Hilo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cusco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Cusco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, plan for little chillier nights in Cusco, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque Alfredo Salazar, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then take a stroll through Miraflores, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

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Fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Lima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.