Best time to visit Machu Picchu

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When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is May, June, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Machu Picchu24
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Machu Picchu25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Machu Picchu25
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Machu Picchu26
    Sep
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Machu Picchu25
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Machu Picchu26
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Machu Picchu26
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The weather guide for Peru (Machu Picchu) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Machu Picchu?

The hottest time of year in Machu Picchu is normally October. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 25°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Machu Picchu?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Machu Picchu with 151mm on average. There are normally 13 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Machu Picchu?

The sunniest time of year in Machu Picchu is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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