42 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

42 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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42 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Cusco
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Mollepata
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Paucartambo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Lares
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Calca
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cusco
— 13 nights
End: Cusco

5
nights
Mollepata

Mollepata ©
Change things up with a short trip to El Mirador de Condores in Limatambo (about 36 minutes away).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mollepata travel route builder tool .

Cusco to Mollepata is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will leave for Machu Picchu on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Mollepata

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant ©
Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant
El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco ©
El Mirador de Los Condores Cusco

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Santa Teresa) and Siete Tinajas (in Quillabamba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas Allcamayo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Machu Picchu trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Mollepata to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Paucartambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Siete Tinajas
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

5
nights
Paucartambo

Paucartambo ©
Paucartambo is a town in Southern Peru, capital of the province Paucartambo in the region Cusco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paucartambo: Ocongate (Iglesia de San Pablo de Oncogate & Laguna Singrenacocha). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Tres Cruces and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Chimur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paucartambo road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Machu Picchu to Paucartambo with the Route module. August in Paucartambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Lares.

Things to do in Paucartambo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocongate
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Tres Cruces ©
Tres Cruces

6
nights
Lares

Lares ©
Lares is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Lares Trek and take in the natural beauty of Aguas Termales de Lares.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lares trip maker website .

Getting from Paucartambo to Lares by car takes about 4 hours. August in Lares sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Calca.

Things to do in Lares

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lares Trek
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 6:
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Lares Trek ©
Lares Trek
Aguas Termales de Lares ©
Aguas Termales de Lares
Lares Hot Springs ©
Lares Hot Springs

6
nights
Calca

Calca ©
Get out of town with these interesting Calca side-trips: Chinchero (Tupay Textiles, Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, & more).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Calca trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lares to Calca takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Calca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for Cusco on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Calca

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Peruprofundo Adventure ©
Peruprofundo Adventure
Huchuy Qosco ©
Huchuy Qosco

13
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 Cusco's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, & more), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Urubamba (Mercado De Urubamaba, Iglesia de Urubamba, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip maker .

You can drive from Calca to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Maras, Pisac
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 25:
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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