9 days in Peru Itinerary

9 days in Peru Itinerary

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9 days in Peru Itinerary

Boracay
ferry + Fly:  37​h
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Arequipa
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cusco
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + ferry:  46​h
Boracay

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then don't miss a visit to Miraflores, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque de la Reserva.

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Boracay, Philippines to Lima is an approximately 37-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Lima, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Lima is slightly colder than Boracay - with highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Circuito Magico del Agua ©
Circuito Magico del Agua

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Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

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Fly from Lima to Arequipa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lima in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Arequipa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Complejo de la Compania de Jesus ©

2
days
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 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

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You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cusco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites

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

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day
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 12th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Machu Picchu.

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Take a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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