16 days in Sao Paulo, Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

16 days in Sao Paulo, Cusco & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sao Paulo: Fazenda Santo Antonio da Bela Vista (in Itu) and Skydiving (in Boituva). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, pick up some local products at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In April in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Fazenda Santo Antonio da Bela Vista, Skydiving
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Moray (in Maras), Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna (in Ollantaytambo) and Urubamba (Mercado De Urubamaba, Cerveceria Willkamayu, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cusco online holiday planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Cusco in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cusco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray, Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

4
nights
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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, ponder the world of politics at Serpost, and get great views at Intipuncu.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu route planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac

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