10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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10 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Manu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

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 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and then admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Rimac. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Barranco, then get to know the fascinating history of Peruvian Soul, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima trip maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lima is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, you will find days in Lima are little chillier (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

1
day
Manu National Park

Manu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Manu National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Kosnipata Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manu National Park tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lima to Manu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

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 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then meet the residents at Mariposario de Machupicchu. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, identify plant and animal life at Los Jardines de Mandor, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate San Blas and Sacsayhuaman. Visiting Salinas de Maras and exploor will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, look for gifts at Hilo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cusco online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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