Best Time To Visit Cusco - Time To Go To Cusco

Cusco is a year-round destination and can be visited during any month/season of the year. The city boasts similar daytime temperatures throughout the year. The summer season in Cusco is the off season as it is the hottest and the wettest season with high precipitation levels. The winter season boasts pleasant daytime temperatures but cold chilly nights. The winter season is also the driest season making it a great time to go and explore the city.

  • Summer (December-April): The summer season is the hottest and the wettest of all seasons. Although the day time temperatures remain at a comfortable 19 degrees Celsius, the season experiences heavy rainfall. The precipitation levels during the summer season are extremely high, fluctuating between 106.9mm to 145.3mm. The Inca Trail that leads to Machu Picchu closes in the month of February for maintenance. The rains hinder the sightseeing tours and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and trekking. The peak season crowd has left by the time summer arrives and the prices in the town are at an all-time low. This is a great time to bag some discounts and cheap deals. The summer season offers a plethora of Colourful fiestas and carnivals that take place during this time of the year.
  • Winter (May-August): Winter is a great time to visit Cusco. The weather is pleasant boasting the day time temperatures at a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius. The weather remains relatively dry with little or no rainfall, and the streets are dominated by colourful outdoor festivals. The summer season is the peak season and experiences a huge influx of crowds from North America, Europe and other parts of South America. The prices are extremely inflated and it is very hard to find accommodation so make sure you book in advance if you wish to travel in the summer season.
  • Spring (September-November): Spring also offers a splendid sweet spot between the on season and the off season. Early spring season is a great time to visit as it boasts a pleasant weather with a comfortable temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. The early spring sees little to no precipitation. However, there is a rapid rise in the precipitation levels as the summer season comes closer. The spring season experiences lesser crowds as most of the peak season crowds have left. The prices in the city are also cheaper as compared to the peak season prices. The low rainfall levels during the early spring season offer a great opportunity to explore the sights and attractions of Cusco with the absence of bustling peak season crowds.

The best time to visit Cusco is during the winter season as the temperatures remain comfortable and dry. One can easily indulge in the various sightseeing tours and outdoor activities which otherwise would not be possible. If you wish to avoid the peak season winter crowds, peak season inflated prices as well as the heavy summer rains, early spring (September), is a great time to visit Cusco.

Climate in Cusco

Know weather for your travel dates:

24-Oct-2018
Today 24 Oct

48

38

Foggy in the morning.

Wind:0.73 m/s

Humidity:95%

Precipitation:0.45%

  • Thu 25 Oct
    47 | 38

    Light rain in the afternoon and overnight.

  • Fri 26 Oct
    47 | 34

    Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Sat 27 Oct
    48 | 37

    Foggy until afternoon.

  • Sun 28 Oct
    49 | 36

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 29 Oct
    50 | 38

    Foggy in the afternoon.

  • Tue 30 Oct
    51 | 39

    Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

Month wise Weather in Cusco

Average Temperature in Cusco by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Feb

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Mar

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Apr

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

May

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Jun

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Jul

Average temperature: 51℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Aug

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Sep

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Oct

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Nov

Average temperature: 57℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Dec

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

Highest temperature in Cusco is recorded as 77℉ in October.

Lowest temperature in Cusco is recorded as 30.2℉ in July.

Average Humidity in Cusco by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 63%

Minimum Humidity: 44%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Feb

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Mar

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Apr

Average Humidity: 66%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

May

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Jun

Average Humidity: 54%

Minimum Humidity: 41%

Maximum Humidity: 70%

Jul

Average Humidity: 49%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 70%

Aug

Average Humidity: 47%

Minimum Humidity: 33%

Maximum Humidity: 65%

Sep

Average Humidity: 52%

Minimum Humidity: 42%

Maximum Humidity: 64%

Oct

Average Humidity: 52%

Minimum Humidity: 30%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Nov

Average Humidity: 55%

Minimum Humidity: 39%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Dec

Average Humidity: 60%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Most humid month in Cusco is March.

Least humid month in Cusco is August.

Best time to visit Cusco Attractions in October

  • Best time to visit Machu Picchu in Cusco
    • Everyday : 06:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Best time to visit Sacsayhuaman in Cusco
    • Everyday : 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Sacred Valley in Cusco
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Plaza De Armas in Cusco
    • Everyday : 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM