11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h
2
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
+6
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
4
Puno
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Cusco
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, wander the streets of Miraflores, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lima itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lima. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, things will get little chillier in Lima: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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nights
Ollantaytambo

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
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To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Ollantaytambo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in February, expect nights in Ollantaytambo to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline

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day
Machu Picchu

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 7th (Fri): get great views at Intipuncu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Sillustani, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Catedral de Puno, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puno travel website.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Puno by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Puno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Titicaca
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco and then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cusco, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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