9 days in Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

9 days in Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lima
— 3 nights
2
Cusco
— 2 nights
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
4
Cusco
— 1 night

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima journey maker site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Lima. In April in Lima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
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.
You've now added Centro Historico De Cusco to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, thenexplore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and then delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cusco itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lima in April: highs in Cusco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), thenstop by Mapi Art, and finally get great views at Intipuncu.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Cusco

Cusco ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado Central de San Pedro. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Shopping
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Mercado Central de San Pedro ©
Mercado Central de San Pedro

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