11 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

11 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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11 days in Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: Cusco
1
Cusco
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
2
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Cusco

7
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 Cusco's surroundings by going to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Pisac (in Pisac). On the 24th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco visit planner .

Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
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 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and finally explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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