9 days in Peru Itinerary

9 days in Peru Itinerary

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9 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Rio Branco
bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Cusco
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Huaraz
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Rio Branco

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of The Company of Jesus Church, don't miss a visit to San Blas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cusco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Rio Branco, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Rio Branco in October, you will find days in Cusco are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
San Blas ©
San Blas
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then wander the streets of Barranco, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and finally don't miss a visit to Miraflores.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner .

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Huaraz.

Things to do in Lima

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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Barranco ©
Barranco
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Huaraz

One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huaraz: Chavin de Huantar (Chavin National Museum & Archaeological Site of Chavin) and Lake Churup (in Huascaran National Park). Make the 11th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Callejon de Conchucos, see the interesting displays at The Archeology Museum of Ancash, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Soledad, and stop by RUBRIX.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Huaraz online trip planner .

You can fly from Lima to Huaraz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lima in October: highs in Huaraz hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huaraz

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Chavin de Huantar, Lake Churup
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Climbing Tours
Lake Churup ©
Lake Churup
Archaeological Site of Chavin ©
Archaeological Site of Chavin

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