10 days in Peru Itinerary

10 days in Peru Itinerary

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10 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Arequipa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Cusco
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

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.
On the 19th (Sat), get impressive views of El Misti, then take in panoramic vistas at Yanahuara, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then browse the exhibits of Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary builder tool .

San Antonio, USA to Arequipa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from San Antonio to Arequipa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect Arequipa to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara
Cathedral of Arequipa Museum ©
Cathedral of Arequipa Museum

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Company of Jesus Church, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco day trip site .

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cusco, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco Region
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness

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 25th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip maker website .

You can take a train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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