18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

18 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
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, thendelve 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 Nature Parks
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Museo Inka. Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Precolombino and Choco Museo. Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas de Maras (in Maras), Urubamba (Hacienda del Chalan, Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado, &more) and Ollantaytambo (El Albergue Farm, Perolniyoq Waterfall, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to San Blas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and delve into the distant past at Tipon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cusco road trip website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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