5 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

5 days in Machu Picchu & Cusco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brasilia
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  26 h
1
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
2
Cusco
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Brasilia

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by Artesanias and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu road trip planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Machu Picchu is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Peru Standard Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Artesanias ©
Artesanias

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino and then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, then take a stroll through San Blas, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cusco day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

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Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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