Destination guide: Cuzco, Peru

In the Andean area of Peru is the city of Cuzco, also known as the Archaelogical Capital of America or the “Center of the World” (according to its name in Quechua).

Cuzco is a living museum of Inca history and one of the most fascinating cities in the Peruvian mountains, as seen in its outstanding architecture, which reflects the stunning past of the Inca Empire.

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  • Cuzco - Weather Overview

    Cuzco's most distinct climatic feature is the pronounced contrast between the dry season, which lasts from about May to September, and the remaining wetter months of the year (with most rain falling between December and March). During the dry season, it's consistently sunny, with average daytime temperatures between 17 and 20°C (63-68°F), and cool to freezing nights, with the mercury hovering anywhere between a bone-tingling 1 and 7°C (34-45°F).Whatever the time of year, note that you will likely experience extreme weather conditions on some sections of the Inca Trail.

    Weather Monthly View


    Average High Temperature Average Low Temperature Average Rainfall Humidity (AM) Avg sunshine
    January 17 7 148 79 53
    February 17 7 115 80 53
    March 18 7 97 80 51
    April 18 6 37 80 48
    May 19 3 7 81 42
    June 18 1 3 82 40
    July 18 1 3 81 38
    August 18 2 6 79 39
    September 19 5 23 77 43
    October 20 6 47 74 44
    November 19 7 69 74 47
    December 18 7 109 76 49