11 days in La Paz, Tiwanaku & Peru Itinerary

11 days in La Paz, Tiwanaku & Peru Itinerary

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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Drive
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chinchero, Peru
Drive
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 1 night
Train
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 day
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 day
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La Paz, Bolivia

— 1 night

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read La Paz online vacation builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to La Paz is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to La Paz is minus 6 hours. In June, La Paz is cooler than Sofia - with highs of 17°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in La Paz

Historic Sites
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Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.The site was first recorded in written history by Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León. To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tiwanaku travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Tiwanaku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Tiwanaku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -4°C at night. You'll set off for La Paz on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites
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La Paz, Bolivia

— 1 night

City that Touches the Sky

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip builder website.

You can drive from Tiwanaku to La Paz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Cusco on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
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Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

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 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Piquillacta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then explore the striking landscape at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cusco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from La Paz in June, expect Cusco to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Chinchero.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Chinchero, Peru

Birthplace of the Rainbow

Nestled high up on Andean Anta plains near Cusco, the small village of Chinchero overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chinchero driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Chinchero takes an hour. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Chinchero

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Tours
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Ollantaytambo, Peru

— 1 night
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ollantaytambo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chinchero to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. June in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for Machu Picchu on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Tours
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Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Lima on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Cusco

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Lima, Peru

— 1 day

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 26th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of San Isidro, explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, then admire the landmark architecture of Archbishops Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lima trip builder website.

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Lima dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
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.