15 days in Peru & La Paz Itinerary

15 days in Peru & La Paz Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 8 nights

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Lima, Peru — 1 night

City of the Kings

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 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lima journey website.

Paris, France to Lima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Paris in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Cusco, Peru — 1 night

Imperial City

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 24th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lima in September since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 1 day

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 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Mandor.

Discover how to plan a Machu Picchu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cusco.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Cusco, Peru — 2 nights

Imperial City

Explore Cusco further: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to La Paz.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

La Paz, Bolivia — 8 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Paz: Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Cusco to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to La Paz. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cusco in September; daily highs in La Paz reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Peru travel guide

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Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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