19 days in Lima, Cusco & Quito Itinerary

19 days in Lima, Cusco & Quito Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Lima, Peru

— 6 nights

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 historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

Before you visit Lima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Hartford, USA to Lima is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Hartford in January: high temperatures in Lima hover around 80°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Cusco, Peru

— 5 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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Pisac in Pisac, approximately Pisac away. On the 10th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and wander the streets of San Blas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cusco online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Quito.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Quito, Ecuador

— 6 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and stop by Olga Fisch Folklore.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quito trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cusco to Quito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in January since evenings lows in Quito dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Quito

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