Check out a suggested itinerary for 8 days in Peru, passing through several unmissable points in the country and plan your trip to the country

Bringing together natural beauties, culture and mysteries, the Peru it is a country that occupies the top of every traveler's wish list. Thinking about making life easier for those who are thinking of visiting the country and have no idea how to start planning, we prepared, in partnership with the agency Peru Grand Travel, a suggested itinerary that includes several attractions in just 8 days of travel.

The agency is specialized in receiving tourists in the country and has years of experience, offering complete packages, tours and much more. In addition, you can customize your trip or choose a ready-made package, like this one. 8 days itinerary in Peru very complete that we will share here.

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In it, we prioritize some points explored by tourists and others that are less known, but worth the visit. The route passes through some incredible places like Lima, Cusco, Puno and, of course, the enigmatic and beautiful Machu Picchu.

8 days itinerary in Peru

First of all, it is extremely important to know that the route can be adapted according to your preferences and from when you arrive, which can be Jorge Chávez International Airport, in Lima or Alejandro Velazco Astete International Airport, in Cusco, the main ports for Brazilians to enter the country.

Regardless, these two cities are large and have an excellent tourist infrastructure, allowing tourists to travel to other regions of Peru.

Itinerary: what to visit in 8 days of Peru trip? 

Lime. Photo: Ms643 / Wikimedia Commons

Itinerary: 1st day

Considering the beginning of this journey through Lima, the first day of this itinerary through Peru you can start by taking a city tour of the country's capital. The city offers many attractions and has a great tourist infrastructure, in addition to offering delicious cuisine.

Itinerary: 2nd day

In 2 days it is possible to discover interesting points such as Plaza de Armas, the imposing Cathedral of Lima, Parque del Amor with its beautiful view and the neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro.

enjoy it second day to visit the city's archaeological sites, Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca, and admire the contrast between the modern constructions of the Peruvian capital.

Itinerary: 3rd day

At the third day of travel, the suggestion is to go to the city of Cusco, being necessary to travel by plane or bus. It is necessary to plan and consider the time of these trips, since, by land, the journey takes, on average, 22 hours, while the air section takes approximately one and a half hours.

Cusco is known as the gateway for anyone wishing to visit Machu Picchu, but the charming city offers much more. Located at 3400 meters above sea level, it features a rich architecture of Spanish influence along with the legacy of the incredible Inca Empire.

Enjoy free time to visit the Plaza de Armas, the charming neighborhood of San Blas, the city's churches and the Inca Museum, which reveals the important trajectory and influence of this civilization in the city.

Itinerary in Peru

San Blas neighborhood, Cusco. Photo: Carlos Duart / Wikimedia Commons

Itinerary: 4th day

It is in the region of Cusco that some of the most important ruins in the country are located, so, based on this city, use the fourth day from this itinerary through Peru to make a day trip to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay, which together form one of the most important archaeological complexes in the region.

Itinerary: 5th day

At the fifth day of this trip, still based in Cusco, it is worth exploring the wonderful and magical cities of the Sacred Valley and its ruins, such as Pisac, Chinchero, Salinas de Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo.

The latter, the only town from the Inca era in Peru still inhabited, is a real treasure and gives the impression of taking a step back in time. Take the opportunity to spend the night there and, in the morning, take the train to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Pichu Pueblo.

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Train from Cusco x Aguas Calientes. Photo: Peru Rail

Itinerary: 6th day

There are two companies that operate the approximately two-hour journey: Peru Rail, which is the most famous, and the Inca Rail.

The village of Aguas Calientes is the gateway to visit the wonderful Machu Picchu, enjoy the sixth day from your itinerary to visit the Handicraft Market, with local products and souvenirs, in addition to taking a photo at the famous “Bienvenidos a Machupicchu” sign, which is located in Plaza Manco Capac.

Then it's time to head to the most awaited point of your trip, Machu Picchu. The place, which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Machu Picchu is at an altitude of 2,400 meters and was populated from 1450 to 1540.

Itinerary: 7th day

The next destination on the itinerary is the city of Puno, on the border with Bolivia, which is used as a base for those who want to know the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca.

book the seventh day to discover the Cathedral of Puno, Rua Jirón Lima, the Museo Carlos Dreyer and the incredible floating islands on a boat trip. The tour is made of totora, a kind of reed that grows on the shores of the lake.

If you have time, it is worth watching a sunset at the Archaeological Complex of Sillustani, a place that was used as a cemetery.

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8 days itinerary in Peru. Puno. Photo: Diego Delso / Wikimedia Commons

Itinerary: 8th day

At the eighth day – and last of the trip – there is still time to make a day trip to Copacabana, Bolivia. Small and located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the city is surrounded by the Calvary and Kesanani mountains, but it is also known for maintaining the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Copacabana, which stands out for being completely white.

Then it's time to head back to Cusco, rest and finish this incredible 8-day itinerary through Peru, full of good memories to take with you.

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Peru Grand Travel
Cusco sol Plaza shopping center, Av El Sol 948, office 324 Cusco
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