11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

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
Drive:  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 parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip itinerary site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Peru Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February: high temperatures in Lima hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
On the 6th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Ollantaytambo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lima to Ollantaytambo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Ollantaytambo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu planning tool .

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puno trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Puno in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco and then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco day trip app .

You can 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, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Cusco. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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