12 days in Peru Itinerary

12 days in Peru Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
2
Lima
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
3
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Cusco
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Miraflores, walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and then wander the streets of Barranco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lima itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Lima is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, Lima is warmer 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.

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

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hours
Lima

Lima
To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima online itinerary planner.

You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
You've now added Chaqchao chocolate making workshop to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, learn something new at Chaqchao chocolate making workshop, and then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Calle Mercaderes.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 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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Chaqchao chocolate making workshop ©
Chaqchao chocolate making workshop
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Humantay Lake, Salinas de Maras, Rainbow Mountain Cusco, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Our Lady of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Lima

Lima
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in November, Lima is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 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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