9 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

9 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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9 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Cusco
— 4 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

4
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, wander the streets of San Blas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planning app .

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 difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect cooler with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Los Jardines de Mandor. On your second day here, 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.

To find out how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Moray, then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then steep yourself in history at Iglesia San Martin de Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maras day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Maras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Maras sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray