18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

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18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

Start: Cusco
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h
1
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h
2
Cusco
— 15 nights
End: Cusco

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.
On the 13th (Wed), delve into the distant past 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): delve into the distant past at Intipuncu, then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu driving holiday planner.

Cusco to Machu Picchu is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and Hacienda del Chalan. Let the collections at Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Planetarium Cusco capture your imagination. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (El Albergue Farm, Perolniyoq Waterfall, & more), Urubamba (Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado & Museo Inkariy) and Piquillacta (in Huarcapay). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco sightseeing tool .

In June, daytime highs in Cusco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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