14 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

14 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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14 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Austin

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero (in Chinchero), San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas) and Moray (in Maras). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 8th (Sat) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Tipon, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the galleries of Qorikancha.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cusco online day trip planner .

Austin, USA to Cusco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Cusco is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Austin in June: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Piquillacta, Moray, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI. Step out of Lima to go to Huaral and see Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), see the interesting displays at Museo del Automovil Coleccion Nicolini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lima trip builder website .

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 63°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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