12 days in Peru Itinerary

12 days in Peru Itinerary

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12 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
2
Lima
— Few hours
3
Arequipa
— 2 nights
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
5
Lima
— 2 nights
End: Lima

2
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 Museo Larco, Circuito Magico Del Agua, Barranco, and other attractions. On the 13th (Wed), wander the streets of Miraflores, then stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and then take a stroll through Barranco. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary planning site .

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In November, Lima is much hotter than Montreal - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Lima

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Barranco ©
Barranco
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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Lima

Lima
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lima online tour itinerary planner .

On the 15th (Fri), you're off toArequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chaqchao chocolate making workshop. On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, pick up some new knowledge with Chaqchao chocolate making workshop, and then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Calle Mercaderes.

Before you visit Arequipa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, Arequipa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Classes Museums Historic Sites
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Calle Mercaderes ©
Calle Mercaderes

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Humantay Lake, Salinas de Maras, Rainbow Mountain Cusco, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Lima

Lima
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in November since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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