10 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

10 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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10 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  6 h
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Lima is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In May, Lima is little chillier than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 73°F and lows of 65°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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6
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Moray. Get outdoors at exploor and Salinas de Maras. Take a break from Cusco with a short trip to Qosqo Ayllu in Ollantaytambo, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco vacation planner.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for much colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Qosqo Ayllu
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Spas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

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Lima

Lima ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) and then take a stroll through Miraflores. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana and then take an in-depth tour of AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lima online trip planner .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Lima, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Miraflores ©
Miraflores
AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino ©
AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino

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