6 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

6 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

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6 days in Cusco Region Itinerary

Start: Arequipa
Fly:  1 h 15 min
1
Cusco
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Huarcapay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Arequipa

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sacsayhuaman and Convento de Santo Domingo. Get some cultural insight at Centro Historico De Cusco and Plaza de Armas. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and take a stroll through San Blas.

Plan my day in Cusco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Arequipa to Cusco is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Cusco, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
night
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Intipuncu and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Huarcapay.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
night
Huarcapay

Huarcapay ©
On the 30th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Rumicolca, then explore the ancient world of Piquillacta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Humedales de Huasao.

Before you visit Huarcapay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Huarcapay. In January in Huarcapay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huarcapay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos
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Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
Rumicolca ©
Rumicolca

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