14 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

14 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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14 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  21​h
1
Cusco
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Maras
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of San Blas, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco online tour itinerary builder .

Istanbul, Turkey to Cusco is an approximately 21-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Cusco is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Off-Road Tours
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Archeological Park. Popular historic sites such as Winay Wayna and Intipuncu are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

1
night
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maras online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray