8 days in Peru Itinerary

8 days in Peru Itinerary

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8 days in Peru Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  12 h
1
Cusco
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Paracas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Lima
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  9 h 30 min
End: Dallas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salinas de Maras and Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores. Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Moray, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Maximo Laura.

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Dallas, USA to Cusco is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Cusco due to the time zone difference. In March in Cusco, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paracas.

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Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

1
night
Paracas

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Supay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino..

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paracas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Paracas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paracas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Lima.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balneario Embajadores and Playa Kon-Tiki. Shop till you drop at Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar) and Feria EcoMarket. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Penascal, explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, take in the exciting artwork at La Kasa Roja, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Galeria Indigo ©
Galeria Indigo
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana

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