24 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

24 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Espinar
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
San Pedro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Andahuaylillas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Paucartambo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Calca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
7
Cusco
— 11 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
day
Espinar

Espinar ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Tres Canones.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Espinar trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Espinar is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Espinar is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Espinar

Parks Nature
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Tres Canones ©
Tres Canones

1
night
San Pedro

San Pedro ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Espinar to San Pedro takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Andahuaylillas.

Things to do in San Pedro

Historic Sites
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Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi ©
Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

2
nights
Andahuaylillas

Andahuaylillas ©
On a trip to Andahuaylillas, you'll experience the culture and traditions of the indigenous Quechua people, who make up the majority of the town's population of 5,400.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, explore the ancient world of Piquillacta, then make a trip to Chapel of Our Lady of Purified Canincunca, then admire the striking features of Templo San Juan Bautista de Huaro, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ritos Andinos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rumicolca and then stroll around Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Andahuaylillas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Andahuaylillas takes 2 hours. In July in Andahuaylillas, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Paucartambo.

Things to do in Andahuaylillas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Huarcapay, Chapel of Our Lady of Purified Canincunca, Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos, Templo San Juan Bautista de Huaro
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San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
Rumicolca ©
Rumicolca

1
night
Paucartambo

Paucartambo ©
Paucartambo is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Paucartambo in the region Cusco. On the 6th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Chimur and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tres Cruces.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paucartambo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Andahuaylillas to Paucartambo takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paucartambo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Calca.

Things to do in Paucartambo

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Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

2
nights
Calca

Calca ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hike along Lares Trek and then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, then explore the ancient world of Huchuy Qosco, and then get outside with Peruprofundo Adventure.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Calca trip planning tool.

Drive from Paucartambo to Calca in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Calca

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Lares Trek, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Peruprofundo Adventure ©
Peruprofundo Adventure
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero ©
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Intipuncu and Perolniyoq Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machu Picchu: Zipline (in Santa Teresa) and Ollantaytambo (Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, Qosqo Ayllu, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Calca to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Santa Teresa
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline

11
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Humantay Lake and Moray. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries (in Ollantaytambo), Urubamba (Catarata Perolniyoc & Pacha Peru Explorers) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to Callejon de Loreto, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Urubamba, Maras, Urubamba Weavers' Route, Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries
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Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake
Moray ©
Moray
Horseback Riding Tours

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