9 days in Lima & Cusco Region Itinerary

9 days in Lima & Cusco Region Itinerary

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9 days in Lima & Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 4 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:  17 h 30 min
End: Newark

4
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and take a stroll through Barranco.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary builder website .

Newark, USA to Lima is an approximately 12-hour flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Lima at 82°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
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 28th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu road trip planning app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Cusco are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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