8 days in Sacred Valley Itinerary

8 days in Sacred Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sacred Valley travel route planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train
2
Ollantaytambo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pisac
— 2 nights
Drive to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Fly to London

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Machu Picchu — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Intipuncu, stroll through Mandor, then make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Wonderful Hands Spa.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Machu Picchu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks
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Ollantaytambo — 2 nights

Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Encuentros Andinos, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado De Urubamaba, and finally take in the exciting artwork at ALQA Galeria de Expresiones Andinas. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at El Albergue Farm, then delve into the distant past at Inca Quarries, and then appreciate the views at Patacancha Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo tour planner.

You can take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Ollantaytambo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pisac.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Pisac — 2 nights

Giving good access to a number of Incan ruins, Pisaq has become a popular stop off point for vacationers exploring the Sacred Valley.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pisac, then see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Pisac, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pisac Market, and finally delve into the distant past at Huchuy Qosco. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Mullu, then relax in the rural setting at Hacienda Sarapampa, and then contemplate the long history of Terrazas Agricolas Periodo Inca.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisac trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ollantaytambo to Pisac takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pisac are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Sacred Valley travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Mountains
Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire, remains a favorite destination for tourists, not solely because of its proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The lush, fertile valley formed by the Urubamba river and surrounded by the imposing Peruvian Andes, contains numerous Incan ruins, sleepy villages, and scenic hiking trails. Besides an array of archaeological sites, attractions in Sacred Valley include picturesque colonial towns and their famous markets, as well as opportunities for trekking, rafting, and rock climbing.
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