6 days in Peru Itinerary

6 days in Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h
1
Cusco
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Hilo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Precolombino, and then steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco online itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cusco is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cusco. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then get great views at Intipuncu, and then look for gifts at Artesanias. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Machu Picchu vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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