23 days in Lima, Cusco & Bogota Itinerary

23 days in Lima, Cusco & Bogota Itinerary

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23 days in Lima, Cusco & Bogota Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Bogota, Colombia
— 8 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Madrid, Spain

5
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 sightseeing, historic sites, museums, shopping, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Parque de la Reserva, look for gifts at Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), get engrossed in the history at Larco Museum, and contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lima itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madrid, Spain to Lima. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Peru Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Lima. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisaq (Pisac Market & Pisac). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, Cusco is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Pisac, Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

8
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bogota: Puente del Comun (in Chia), Salt Cathedral (in Zipaquira) and Mina de Sal de Nemocon (in Nemocon). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the activities along Laguna de Guatavita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque 93, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Monserrate.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Bogota in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Mina de Sal de Nemocon, Laguna de Guatavita, Puente del Comun
Highlights from your plan
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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