7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

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7 days in Peru Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Huanchaco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Cusco
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
New York City

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally wander the streets of Barranco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lima online trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lima is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Lima reach 66°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Huanchaco.

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Miraflores ©
Miraflores
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima

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Huanchaco

Huanchaco ©
In a historic town on the famous "Moche Route" tourist circuit, vacations in Huanchaco tend to be as active as they are culturally enriching.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan and then kick back and relax at Huanchaco Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Huanchaco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August in Huanchaco, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.

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Huanchaco Beach ©
Huanchaco Beach
Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan ©
Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, then get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, and then explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries.

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You can fly from Huanchaco to Cusco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Huanchaco in August, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
San Blas ©
San Blas

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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 17th (Fri): stop by Artesanias.

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Take a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Artesanias ©
Artesanias

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