27 days in United States & Peru Itinerary

27 days in United States & Peru Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Lima, Peru
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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San Francisco, United States
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New York City, United States

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Orange County Arboretum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Goshen Historic Track (in Goshen). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City online travel planner.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to New York City. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lima, Peru

City of the Kings

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lima trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Lima takes 11.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lima are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Machu Picchu, Peru

— 3 nights
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Intipuncu. Take a break from the city and head to Mandor and Banos Termales de Cocalmayo. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado de Artesanias, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu, stop by Artesanias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planning website.

Getting from Lima to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Cusco, Peru

— 1 night

Imperial City

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, then delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman and then stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Cusco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Lima, Peru

— 1 day

City of the Kings

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lima holiday planner.

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping
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San Francisco, United States

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Safari West. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), deLorimier Winery (in Geyserville) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

For maps and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday site.

You can fly from Lima to San Francisco in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Lima to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in October, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Miami, United States

— 5 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get some cultural insight at Ocean Drive and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Lauderdale Beach and South Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Shark Valley Visitor Center), Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Miami in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.