16 days in Peru & La Paz Itinerary

16 days in Peru & La Paz Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of Miraflores, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and take in the waterfront at Miraflores Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Lima is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Lima, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in September since evenings lows in Lima dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Lima

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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

5
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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Explore Machu Picchu's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (Inca Bridge, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

Make your Machu Picchu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Precolombino, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then wander the streets of San Blas.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

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

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, stop by Unique, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Unknown Soldier.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Cusco to La Paz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Standard Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cusco in October; daily highs in La Paz reach 19°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

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