10 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

10 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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Cusco
— 6 nights
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Lima
— 3 nights

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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.
You've added WEA Travel, Humantay Lake, Viagens Machu Picchu, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salinas de Maras and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Winay Wayna (in Machu Picchu) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, delve into the distant past at Tipon, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cusco driving holiday planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Winay Wayna, Salinas de Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and finally make a trip to Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then take in the local highlights with Peruvian Soul, and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, Lima is much hotter at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

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