18 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

18 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

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18 days in Lima & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Lima
— 7 nights
2
Cusco
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Copenhagen

7
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 Toboganes de Songos and Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay. Get some cultural insight at Museo Larco and Huaca Pucllana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lima: Catarata de Antankallo (in Matucana) and El Canon de Austisha (in Huarochiri). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Miraflores, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), walk around Plazuela Chabuca Granda, and identify plant and animal life at Lomas de Asias.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lima vacation maker .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Lima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

El Canon de Austisha, Toboganes de Songos, Reserva Nacional Lomas de Lachay, Catarata de Antankallo
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Cordillera de la Viuda ©
Cordillera de la Viuda
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

7
nights
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.
Qorikancha and Museo Maximo Laura will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Centro Historico De Cusco are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 13th (Tue) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tipon, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Lima in August since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Horseback Riding Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

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