7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

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7 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  23 h 15 min
End: Kelowna

1
night
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 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco and then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then take a stroll through Miraflores, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lima vacation maker tool.

Kelowna, Canada to Lima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Lima, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and finally make a short side trip with exploor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, look for gifts at Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores, then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cusco day trip planning site.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lima, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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