36 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

36 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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36 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
+5
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Machu Picchu
— 5 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Maras
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lares
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Paucartambo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cusco
— 11 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: New York City

5
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 to go to Santa Teresa and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, and steep yourself in history at Choquequirao Archeological Park.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu day trip site .

New York City, USA to Machu Picchu is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

6
nights
Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Take a break from Maras with a short trip to Iglesia San Martin de Tours in Huarocondo, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras and delve into the distant past at Moray.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Maras day trip planning website .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Maras sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Lares.

Things to do in Maras

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

5
nights
Lares

Lares ©
Lares is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Lares Trek and witness a stunning natural landmark at Lares Hot Springs.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lares online vacation planner .

You can drive from Maras to Lares in 2.5 hours. In July in Lares, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Paucartambo.

Things to do in Lares

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lares Trek
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Lares Trek ©
Lares Trek
Aguas Termales de Lares ©
Aguas Termales de Lares
Lares Hot Springs ©
Lares Hot Springs

6
nights
Paucartambo

Paucartambo ©
Paucartambo is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Paucartambo in the region Cusco. Explore Paucartambo's surroundings by going to Ocongate (Iglesia de San Pablo de Oncogate & Laguna Singrenacocha). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tres Cruces and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Chimur.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Paucartambo travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lares to Paucartambo in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 34°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Cusco.

Things to do in Paucartambo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Pablo de Oncogate
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Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Pisac (Pisac & ChocoMuseo Pisac), Urubamba (Cerveceria Willkamayu & Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado) and Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu & Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco day trip app .

Traveling by car from Paucartambo to Cusco takes 2.5 hours. In July in Cusco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Peruprofundo Adventure, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas