9 days in Peru Itinerary

9 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip planner

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Drive to Mobile Regional Airport, Fly to Lima
— 1 night
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly to Mobile Regional Airport, Drive to Gulfport



— 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.
On the 9th (Fri), stop by Miraflores, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

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Gulfport, USA to Lima is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gulfport to Lima. Traveling from Gulfport in July, you will find days in Lima are much colder (66°F), and nights are little chillier (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Machu Picchu

— 2 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

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Fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Cusco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Peru travel guide

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.