10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lima
Fly:  1 h 45 min
1
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Yucay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h
5
Lima
— 2 nights
End: Lima

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. Take a break from the city and head to exploor and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hike along Kenko Adventures, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Quechua.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder.

Lima to Cusco is an approximately 2- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Cusco, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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

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 28th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yucay.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Yucay

Yucay ©
Yucay is a town in southern Peru. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hike along Urubamba Weavers' Route and then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yucay online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Yucay. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Yucay

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Urubamba Weavers' Route, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Sillustani, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puno road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yucay to Puno. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Yucay in August: high temperatures in Puno hover around 21°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez ©
Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez

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.
On the 1st (Sun), browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, wander the streets of Miraflores, then delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lima route maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Lima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puno in August, expect much hotter with lows of 18°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas

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