18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
2
Cusco
— 15 nights

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get great views at Intipuncu, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online road trip planner.

Cusco to Machu Picchu is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

15
nights
Cusco

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sacsayhuaman and Museo de Arte Precolombino. Take a break from the city and head to Salinas de Maras and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Ollantaytambo (El Albergue Farm, Perolniyoq Waterfall, &more), Urubamba (Hacienda del Chalan, Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado, &more) and Piquillacta (in Huarcapay). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to San Blas, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Tipon.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco route planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras

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