42 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

42 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cusco
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Mollepata
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Paucartambo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Lares
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Calca
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cusco
— 13 nights
End: Cusco

5
nights
Mollepata

Mollepata ©
Step out of Mollepata to go to Limatambo and see El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco, which is approximately 2h 30 min away.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mollepata trip builder.

Cusco to Mollepata is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You'll set off for Machu Picchu on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Mollepata

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Choquequirao Archeological Park, El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco
Highlights from your plan
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant ©
Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant
El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco ©
El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machu Picchu: Zipline (in Santa Teresa) and Siete Tinajas (in Quillabamba). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mollepata to Machu Picchu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paucartambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Siete Tinajas
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

5
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). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tres Cruces and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Chimur.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paucartambo trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Paucartambo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Lares.

Things to do in Paucartambo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocongate
Highlights from your plan
Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

6
nights
Lares

Lares ©
Lares is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Lares Trek and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Lares.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lares travel planner.

Drive from Paucartambo to Lares in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lares are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You'll set off for Calca on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Lares

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lares Trek
Highlights from your plan
Lares Trek ©
Lares Trek
Aguas Termales de Lares ©
Aguas Termales de Lares
Lares Hot Springs ©
Lares Hot Springs

6
nights
Calca

Calca ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Calca: Chinchero (Tupay Textiles, Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, &more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Calca trip maker website.

You can drive from Lares to Calca in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Calca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for Cusco on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Calca

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peruprofundo Adventure ©
Peruprofundo Adventure
Huchuy Qosco ©
Huchuy Qosco

13
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, &more), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Urubamba (Mercado De Urubamaba, Iglesia de Urubamba, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, don't miss a visit to Pisac, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Calca to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Maras, Pisac
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas