14 days in Cusco Region & Panama City Itinerary

14 days in Cusco Region & Panama City Itinerary

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14 days in Cusco Region & Panama City Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chinchero, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
4
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


3
nights
Chinchero, Peru

Chinchero ©
Nestled high up on Andean Anta plains near Cusco, the small village of Chinchero overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Hilo, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chinchero trip itinerary builder site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Chinchero is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Chinchero, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Juan in June: high temperatures in Chinchero hover around 23°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Chinchero

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cusco
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, parks, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Phutuq K'usi, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chinchero to Machu Picchu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Step out of Ollantaytambo to go to Maras and see Salinas de Maras, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, explore the ancient world of Pumamarca Ruins, don't miss a visit to Plazoleta Aracama, and experience rural life at El Albergue Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hacienda del Chalan, Salinas de Maras
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Hacienda del Chalan ©
Hacienda del Chalan

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nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, delve into the distant past at Panama La Vieja, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Panama City trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ollantaytambo to Panama City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ollantaytambo in July: highs in Panama City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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