These itineraries are perfect if you have only one day, or want to add an extra day to another itinerary. Lima and Machu Picchu in a day are simple, but how much you can accomplish in a day in Cusco depends on how acclimated you are. If you’ve been at altitude for a while, you can add a few things to this itinerary. If you’re new to altitude, consider cutting out some of the walking and taking taxis.
If you’re looking for budget options near Cusco, check out my article on the 10 Best Free Inca Sites Near Cusco.