5 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

5 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Maras
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral. On the next day, see exploor, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in June since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maras trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors