8 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

8 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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8 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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

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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and hike along exploor.

To find more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can 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. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Peru Time (PET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Moray, explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then admire the striking features of Iglesia San Martin de Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Maras trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to home.

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