9 days in Cusco, Urubamba & Machu Picchu Itinerary

9 days in Cusco, Urubamba & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cusco
— 3 nights
2
Urubamba
— 2 nights
3
Machu Picchu
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then don't miss a visit to San Blas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco route planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Urubamba.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
San Blas ©
San Blas

2
nights
Urubamba

Urubamba ©
The largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba represents a transport hub, often frequented by tourists wanting to get out and see the ruins and natural sights of the valley.
On the 22nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas and then steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore by horseback at Hacienda del Chalan, thenexplore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, and then delve into the distant past at Moray.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Urubamba attractions planning website.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Urubamba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Urubamba, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Urubamba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maras, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Sun. Get some cultural insight at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. Escape the urban bustle at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and Mandor. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu online route planner.

Traveling by train from Urubamba to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to 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
Temple of the Sun
Temple of the Sun
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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