12 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

12 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Foz do Iguacu
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Lima
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Foz do Iguacu

1
night
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.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lima vacation maker site.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Lima, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Lima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Cusco on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

6
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 Montana de Siete Colores, Humantay Lake, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in March, expect nights in Cusco to be colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Pisac
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Mercado Central de San Pedro
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

4
nights
Lima

Lima ©
You've added Palacio Municipal de Lima, Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), Cathedral of Lima, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico de Lima and Museo Larco. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. See some other sides of Lima: contemplate the long history of Casa de Aliaga, stroll around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, browse the different shops at Plaza San Miguel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de las Nazarenas.

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You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cusco, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima ©
Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

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