15 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

15 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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15 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Portland

5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru. Popular historic sites such as Centro Historico de Lima and San Isidro are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lima travel route builder .

Portland, USA to Lima is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Lima. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Portland in March; daily highs in Lima reach 81°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

7
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.
Head to Mercado Central de San Pedro and Museo Maximo Laurafor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Moray. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Salinas de Maras (in Maras), Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

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Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©

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