9 days in Peru Itinerary

9 days in Peru Itinerary

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9 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
3
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Wed), shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar). Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lima trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lima is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Lima: highs are around 75°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in December, expect Arequipa to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Parks Nature Museums
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Volcan Misti ©
Volcan Misti
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus ©
Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Maras trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arequipa to Maras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Maras. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

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 29th (Sun), meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cusco tour itinerary planner.

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 December, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Nature & Wildlife Tours
exploor ©
exploor

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