When is the best time to go to Machu Picchu

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Machu Picchu, Peru. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Machu Picchu weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Machu Picchu are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Machu Picchu January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 138mm 5.7hrs 13.6hrs

The climate in Machu Picchu during January can be summarized as warm and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Machu Picchu for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the summer in Machu Picchu and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (76°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 138mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Machu Picchu February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 141mm 5.6hrs 13.2hrs

February in Machu Picchu is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Machu Picchu for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the summer in Machu Picchu and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (76°F), whilst at night 14°C (56°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 141mm 5.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Machu Picchu March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 151mm 6.1hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in March in Machu Picchu is characteristically warm and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Machu Picchu for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Machu Picchu and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 151mm 5.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Machu Picchu April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 62mm 7.3hrs 12.5hrs

Machu Picchu's weather in April is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Machu Picchu.

April is in the fall / autumn in Machu Picchu and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (78°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 62mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Machu Picchu May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 23mm 8.1hrs 12.3hrs

May is a dry month in Machu Picchu and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Machu Picchu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the fall / autumn in Machu Picchu and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 23mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Machu Picchu June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 17mm 8.4hrs 13.6hrs

June in Machu Picchu is generally dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Machu Picchu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Machu Picchu and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 17mm 0.7 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Machu Picchu July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 22mm 8.6hrs 13.2hrs

July in Machu Picchu is generally dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Machu Picchu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Machu Picchu and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 22mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Machu Picchu August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 24mm 8.4hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in August in Machu Picchu is characteristically mild and dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Machu Picchu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Machu Picchu and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 24mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Machu Picchu weather in August »

September

Machu Picchu September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 44mm 7.6hrs 12.5hrs

Machu Picchu's weather in September is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Machu Picchu, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Machu Picchu and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Machu Picchu weather in September »

October

Machu Picchu October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 75mm 7.4hrs 12.3hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Machu Picchu and the temperature is generally warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Machu Picchu.

October is in the spring in Machu Picchu and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 75mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Machu Picchu November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 86mm 7.4hrs 13.6hrs

The climate in Machu Picchu during November can be summarized as warm and a little damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Machu Picchu.

November is in the spring in Machu Picchu and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 86mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Machu Picchu weather in November »

December

Machu Picchu December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 121mm 6.4hrs 13.2hrs

December in Machu Picchu is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Machu Picchu for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the summer in Machu Picchu and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Machu Picchu with around 121mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Machu Picchu weather statistics
Hottest month: November 25.8°C 78.4°F
Driest month: June 17mm 0.7ins
Sunniest month: July 8.6hrs
Coldest month: July 24.3°C 75.7°F
Wettest month: March 151mm 5.9ins
Warmest sea: February 23.3°C 73.9°F
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