29 days in Cusco & Tiete Itinerary

29 days in Cusco & Tiete Itinerary

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29 days in Cusco & Tiete Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 19 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
2
Tiete, Brazil
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

19
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Visiting Salinas de Maras and exploor will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Precolombino and Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay), Urubamba (Iglesia de Urubamba, Cerveceria Willkamayu, & more) and Moray (in Maras). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Qorikancha, don't miss a visit to San Blas, and delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco journey planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, you will find days in Cusco are little chillier (25°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tiete.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Urubamba, Maras, Ollantaytambo, Piquillacta, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 27:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

9
nights
Tiete, Brazil

Tiete ©
Visit Paroquia Santissima Trindade de Tiete and Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Elisabeth Aytai Municipal Museum and Museu Cornelio Pires. Explore Tiete's surroundings by going to Algodoal (Grande Beach, Romana Beach, & more), Dr. Cesario Motta Jr. History and Teaching Museum (in Capivari) and Alambique da Cachaca WIBA! (in Torre de Pedra).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tiete trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Cusco to Tiete with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time (PET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cusco in September, expect Tiete to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiete

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Algodoal, Capivari, Alambique da Cachaca WIBA!, Elisabeth Aytai Municipal Museum
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 6:
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Elisabeth Aytai Municipal Museum ©
Alambique da Cachaca WIBA! ©
Alambique da Cachaca WIBA!

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