15 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

15 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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15 days in Cusco & Lima Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Cusco
— 8 nights
2
Lima
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

8
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.
San Blas and Sacred Valley of the Incas will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Pisac (Pisac & ChocoMuseo Pisac), Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo (in Ollantaytambo). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 11th (Wed) at some of the best spas. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco visit planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Porto Alegre in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Pisac, Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Cerveceria Willkamayu, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Historico de Lima and Huaca Pucllana. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Miraflores, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and catch some excitement at La Candelaria.

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Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in September since evenings lows in Lima dip to 18°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©

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