7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

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Arequipa
— 1 day
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Cusco
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
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Lima
— 1 night

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and finally see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online tour planner.

Lima to Arequipa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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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 now added Rail Tours to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, and take a stroll through San Blas.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, then visit Miraflores, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally take a stroll through Barranco.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima vacation planner.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Lima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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