10 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

10 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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10 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  33​h
1
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
2
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
5
Sajama National Park, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Mumbai, India


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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa vacation maker website .

Mumbai, India to Arequipa is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: highs in Arequipa hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

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night
Lima, Peru

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take a stroll through Miraflores, then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lima trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arequipa in January, with highs in Lima at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman and then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip planning website .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Jardines de Mandor and then steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sajama National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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night
Sajama National Park, Bolivia

Sajama National Park ©
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sajama National Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Nevado Sajama.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sajama National Park online holiday maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Sajama National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Machu Picchu to Sajama National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sajama National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sajama National Park
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Sajama National Park ©
Sajama National Park
Nevado Sajama ©
Nevado Sajama

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