36 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

36 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+6
Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Machu Picchu
— 5 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Maras
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lares
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Paucartambo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cusco
— 11 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  13 h 30 min
End: New York City

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Machu Picchu online driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Machu Picchu is an approximately 18- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) 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

6
nights
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Step out of Maras to go to Huarocondo and see Iglesia San Martin de Tours, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras and explore the ancient world of Moray.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maras trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Maras are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Lares.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iglesia San Martin de Tours
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

5
nights
Lares

Lares ©
Lares is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Lares Trek and take in the natural beauty of Lares Hot Springs.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lares trip planning site.

You can drive from Maras to Lares in 2.5 hours. July in Lares sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 34°F at night. You'll set off for Paucartambo on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Lares

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lares Trek
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Lares Trek ©
Lares Trek
Aguas Termales de Lares ©
Aguas Termales de Lares
Lares Hot Springs ©
Lares Hot Springs

6
nights
Paucartambo

Paucartambo ©
Paucartambo is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Paucartambo in the region Cusco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paucartambo: Ocongate (Iglesia de San Pablo de Oncogate & Laguna Singrenacocha). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tres Cruces and take in the natural beauty of Aguas Termales de Chimur.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paucartambo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lares to Paucartambo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Paucartambo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocongate
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Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

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.
Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac (Pisac & ChocoMuseo Pisac), Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu & Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo) and Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu & Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, delve into the distant past at Qorikancha, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paucartambo to Cusco takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cusco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Peruprofundo Adventure, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco