7 days in Peru Itinerary

7 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lima
— 1 night
2
Cusco
— 2 nights
3
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Larco. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lima online tour builder.

Chennai, India to Lima is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 10.5 hours. When traveling from Chennai in April, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Lima: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Q'enqo, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and finally examine the collection at Museo Quechua.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cusco trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

2
nights
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 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To find out how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu

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