11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Maras
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), wander the streets of Miraflores, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar.

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Valletta, Malta to Lima is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Valletta to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect nights in Lima to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

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

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Sumaq LLank'ay, then explore the ancient world of Moray, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maras trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Maras when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sumaq LLank'ay
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Sumaq LLank'ay ©
Sumaq LLank'ay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, hike along exploor, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Alpaca AB.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arequipa online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Shopping
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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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