14 days in Peru & Aguascalientes Itinerary

14 days in Peru & Aguascalientes Itinerary

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14 days in Peru & Aguascalientes Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
3
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
5
Aguascalientes, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

3
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.
Visit Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar) and El Gato Tulipan. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, browse the fresh offerings at Feria EcoMarket, take a stroll through Miraflores, and stroll through Parque Alfredo Salazar.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lima trip maker tool .

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. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in May, you will find days in Lima are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Appreciate the collections at Museo Inka and Qorikancha. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for much colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then pick up some local products at Mercado De Urubamaba, then stop by Seminario Ceramics, and finally contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo tour itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. May in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Urubamba, Salinas de Maras, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

1
night
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 31st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get great views at Intipuncu.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip planning tool .

Take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aguascalientes.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes ©
On the 1st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Espacio and then examine the collection at Museo Regional de Historia de Aguascalientes. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de la Muerte, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Death, then see the interesting displays at Museo Posada, and finally see the interesting displays at Descubre Museo Interactivo de Ciencias y Tecnologia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aguascalientes tour app .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Aguascalientes with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Aguascalientes is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aguascalientes

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Museo Espacio ©
Museo Espacio
Museo Nacional de la Muerte ©
Museo Nacional de la Muerte
Museo Posada ©
Museo Posada

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