8 days in Cusco, Machu Picchu & Buenos Aires Itinerary

8 days in Cusco, Machu Picchu & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, thenexplore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte Precolombino, and finally look for gifts at Hilo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, thenadmire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, things will get colder in Cusco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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night
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Mandor and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

Plan trip to Machu Picchu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mandor ©
Mandor

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires in 14 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Machu Picchu to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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