11 days in Peru Itinerary

11 days in Peru Itinerary

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11 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Lima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Lyon

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.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and Huaca Pucllana. Get outdoors at El Silencio and Santa Maria del Mar. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Miraflores, admire the striking features of Palacio de Torre Tagle, get engrossed in the history at Larco Museum, and stroll through Parque de la Reserva.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary builder.

Lyon, France to Lima is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lyon to Lima. When traveling from Lyon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Silencio, Playa Santa Maria del Mar
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El Silencio ©
El Silencio
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

1
night
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago Apostol.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ollantaytambo when traveling from Lima in September, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Museums
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna ©
Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna

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.
On the 20th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Machu Picchu.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu holiday planner.

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Qorikancha and Pre-Columbian Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as San Blas and Plaza de Armas are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cusco travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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