11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Playa del Carmen
Bus + Fly:  7 h
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Ica
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h
3
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Cusco
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 30 min
6
Puno
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h
End: Playa del Carmen

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 12th (Sat), take a stroll through Miraflores and then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. On your second day here, stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lima travel route builder app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Lima is an approximately 7- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, plan for slightly colder days in Lima, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Lima

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Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Ica

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Oasis of Huacachina and then explore the activities along Laguna De Huacachina.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ica trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Lima to Ica takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Ica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Cusco.

Things to do in Ica

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Oasis of Huacachina ©
Oasis of Huacachina

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco and then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ica to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ica in December, things will get little chillier in Cusco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

1
day
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)

1
night
Cusco

Cusco ©
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha and then wander the streets of San Blas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

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Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
San Blas ©
San Blas

1
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Puno

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puno journey planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cusco to Puno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Puno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo

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