10 days in Cusco Region & Lima Itinerary

10 days in Cusco Region & Lima Itinerary

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10 days in Cusco Region & Lima Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Huarcapay
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
day
Huarcapay

Huarcapay ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tipon, then delve into the distant past at Piquillacta, and then delve into the distant past at Rumicolca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Huarcapay tour planner .

Orlando, USA to Huarcapay is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In December, Huarcapay is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Huarcapay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tipon
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Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
Rumicolca ©
Rumicolca

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu, delve into the distant past at Intipuncu, and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Huarcapay to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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.
Salinas de Maras and Centro Historico De Cusco will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Choquequirao Archeological Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, get in on the family fun at Manu Wildlife Peru, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Catalina, and admire the striking features of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cusco online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Cusco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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.
On the 28th (Fri), wander the streets of Miraflores, delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Balneario La Punta, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then make a trip to Circuito Magico del Agua, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima travel route planning tool .

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, Lima is somewhat warmer than Cusco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 66°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Balneario La Punta
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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