11 days in Buenos Aires, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

11 days in Buenos Aires, Cusco & Lima Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires day trip tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Cusco in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cusco is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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
Walking tours
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in January, expect nights in Lima to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco

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