12 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

12 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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12 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Cusco
1
Cusco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maras
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
3
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Cusco

6
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.
You've now added ITEP Eco Travel to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Inka, and wander the streets of San Blas.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cusco road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cusco. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Maras.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Moray and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas de Maras.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maras online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cusco to Maras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

4
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.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, look for all kinds of wild species at Los Jardines de Mandor, look for gifts at Mapi Art, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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