8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Lima
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Arequipa
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Boston

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 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take a stroll through Barranco, thenwander the streets of Miraflores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Peruvian Soul, thensteep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Boston, USA to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

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Peruvian Soul ©
Peruvian Soul
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

1
night
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, thentake a stroll through Yanahuara, thenexamine the collection at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, Arequipa is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Neighborhoods
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Monasterio de la Recoleta ©
Monasterio de la Recoleta

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco. Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through San Blas, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inca Jungle, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder tool.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Arequipa in July since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

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San Blas ©
San Blas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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