10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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10 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
2
Cusco
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
train:  5​h
4
Cusco
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lima online tour itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for little chillier days in Lima, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Museums Shopping
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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.
You've added Mercado Central de San Pedro, Museo de Arte Precolombino, Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo y Catacumbas Del Convento San Francisco de Asis Del Cusco and then hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Cusco road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Lima in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Iglesia De Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia De Santo Domingo
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposario de Machupicchu as well as Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon and then get to know the resident critters at Mariposario de Machupicchu. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

Plan my trip to Machu Picchu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

1
day
Cusco

Cusco
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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