11 days in Buenos Aires, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

11 days in Buenos Aires, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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11 days in Buenos Aires, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, stop by Hilo, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cusco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Cusco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Cusco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
nights
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.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, and wander the streets of Barranco.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima trip itinerary website .

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, expect nights in Lima to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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