11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  38​h
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cusco
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Fly:  39​h
Bengaluru

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), wander the streets of Miraflores, then shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and finally don't miss a visit to Parque de la Reserva.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima vacation trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Lima is an approximately 38-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in September: high temperatures in Lima hover around 22°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

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Huaca Pucllana
Parque de la Reserva

1
day
Arequipa

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa vacation trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lima in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

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Santa Catalina Monastery
Complejo de la Compania de Jesus

3
days
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, nature, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Qorikancha, look for gifts at Hilo, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cusco tour planner.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas

2
days
Machu Picchu

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor and then take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Machu Picchu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip generator.

Traveling by train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Aguas Calientes
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Machu Picchu
Intipuncu
Phutuq K'usi

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