15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Lima
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museo Larco and Peruvian Soul. Make the 23rd (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's more to do: take a stroll through Miraflores and steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Lima.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary builder site .

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 changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in May, expect nights in Lima to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Peruvian Soul ©
Peruvian Soul
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

5
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.
Let the collections at Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Qorikancha capture your imagination. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
Ollantaytambo

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 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, examine the collection at Choco Museo, then get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, and finally explore the ancient world of Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo tour itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Ollantaytambo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Museums
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna ©
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna
Choco Museo ©
Choco Museo

2
nights
Lima

Lima ©
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Lima, make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lima trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ollantaytambo to Lima in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ollantaytambo in June, Lima is much hotter at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI ©
Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI
Galeria Indigo ©
Galeria Indigo

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