6 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

6 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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6 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  11​h
1
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

3
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.
When in Cusco, make a side trip to see Salinas de Maras in Maras, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, admire the striking features of Iglesia San Sebastian, and trek along exploor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
exploor ©
exploor
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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