11 days in Peru & Easter Island Itinerary

11 days in Peru & Easter Island Itinerary

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11 days in Peru & Easter Island Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  15 h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
3
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  18 h
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  24 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Cusco, Peru

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.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman and then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
nights
Lima, Peru

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 13th (Sun): ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Barranco, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then take a stroll through Miraflores, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Cusco in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

1
night
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and then explore the ancient world of Rano Raraku. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui Parque Nacional.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa sightseeing planner .

Fly from Lima to Hanga Roa in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Hanga Roa to Machu Picchu takes 18 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Machu Picchu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Inca Bridge
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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