14 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

14 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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14 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Lima
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte

5
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: make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary app .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Lima is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in May: highs in Lima hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). On the 1st (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, wander the streets of San Blas, and find something for the whole family at Manu Wildlife Peru.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cusco online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Lima in May since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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