10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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10 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Lima
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h
5
Puno
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h
End: Belo Horizonte

2
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.
On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, don't miss a visit to Miraflores, then stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor). Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally take a stroll through Barranco.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lima holiday builder tool .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Lima is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in October, expect Lima to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trek along Urubamba Weavers' Route, see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then stroll through Salinas de Maras, and finally contemplate the long history of Moray.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maras trip planner .

Getting from Lima to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in October, Maras is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

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 19th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) 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

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 20th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco and then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

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

1
night
Puno

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
On the 22nd (Tue), head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puno online route planner .

Getting from Cusco to Puno by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cusco in October since evenings lows in Puno dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

2
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and finally admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip app .

Getting from Puno to Arequipa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puno in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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