8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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8 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Planetario Nacional IGP, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and then don't miss a visit to Miraflores.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima sightseeing planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Lima to be warmer, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Lima to Machu Picchu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco and then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Cusco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Arequipa.

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
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Arequipa trip builder app .

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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