24 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

24 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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24 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Espinar
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
San Pedro
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Andahuaylillas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Paucartambo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Calca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h
7
Cusco
— 11 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
day
Espinar

Espinar ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Tres Canones.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Espinar tour planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Espinar is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Espinar is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Espinar

Parks Nature
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Tres Canones ©
Tres Canones

1
night
San Pedro

San Pedro ©
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Espinar to San Pedro by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Andahuaylillas.

Things to do in San Pedro

Historic Sites
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Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi ©
Parque Arqueologico De Raqchi

2
nights
Andahuaylillas

Andahuaylillas ©
On a trip to Andahuaylillas, you'll experience the culture and traditions of the indigenous Quechua people, who make up the majority of the town's population of 5,400.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, delve into the distant past at Piquillacta, don't miss a visit to Chapel of Our Lady of Purified Canincunca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo San Juan Bautista de Huaro, and finally examine the collection at Museo Ritos Andinos. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Rumicolca and then identify plant and animal life at Humedales de Huasao.

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Getting from San Pedro to Andahuaylillas by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paucartambo.

Things to do in Andahuaylillas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Huarcapay, Chapel of Our Lady of Purified Canincunca, Templo San Juan Bautista de Huaro, Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos
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San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©
Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
Rumicolca ©
Rumicolca

1
night
Paucartambo

Paucartambo ©
Paucartambo is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Paucartambo in the region Cusco. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Aguas Termales de Chimur and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tres Cruces.

Discover how to plan a Paucartambo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Andahuaylillas to Paucartambo in 2 hours. In July in Paucartambo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Calca.

Things to do in Paucartambo

Parks Nature
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Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

2
nights
Calca

Calca ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Lares Trek and then delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, explore the ancient world of Huchuy Qosco, and then head outdoors with Peruprofundo Adventure.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Calca trip builder tool .

You can drive from Paucartambo to Calca in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Calca

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Lares Trek
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Peruprofundo Adventure ©
Peruprofundo Adventure
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero ©
Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Intipuncu and Los Jardines de Mandor. Change things up with these side-trips from Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo (Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, Qosqo Ayllu, & more) and Santa Teresa (Banos Termales de Cocalmayo & Zipline). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Calca to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

11
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Tambomachay. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Catarata Perolniyoc (in Urubamba). On the 16th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and explore the ancient world of Tipon.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cusco online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Urubamba, Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Humantay Lake ©
Humantay Lake
Moray ©
Moray
Horseback Riding Tours

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