9 days in Machu Picchu, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

9 days in Machu Picchu, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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9 days in Machu Picchu, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

Start: San Jose
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: San Jose

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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Machu Picchu is an approximately 12,5- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Machu Picchu is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, explore the galleries of Xapiri, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In junio in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, and finally don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, stop by Miraflores, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar.

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You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in junio since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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