June is one of the best months to visit Machu Picchu in terms of weather perspective. Machu Picchu in June presents very low rain precipitation, instead, blue sky and sunny days are very common to see in Machu Picchu at this time of the year.  The downside of Machu Picchu in June is that mass numbers of people start to flock to Peru and Machu Picchu as it falls in line with the summer vacations in the countries of the northern hemisphere. Whatever the situation is, Machu Picchu is very beautiful and serene despite the crowds, it is not only an architectural marvel but also a magical place.

When is the best time of the day to visit Machu Picchu in June?

The best time to visit to Machu Picchu Citadel in June is at around 06:00 am in the morning and after 02:00 pm in the afternoon.

  • On 06:00 am shift. You will have the privilege of seeing the sunrise at Machu Picchu and there will be small crowd.
  • After 2:00 pm, most of the visitors(at least 80%) have left Machu Picchu and you can enjoy it much better without any crowds. At this time of the day, the park rangers are more flexible and allow you to stay a bit longer at some spots of the Inca Citadel. Another plus of visiting Machu Picchu in the afternoon is that the sunset views are impressive and quite underrated.

machu picchu in june

Things to Know 

  • June is the beginning of the High Season in Machu Picchu.
  • Advance reservations are important for Machu Picchu permits and train tickets.
  • Visiting Machu Picchu in June, you will have constant sunshine and a cloudless blue sky.
  • The weather this month is usually sunny during the day, and very cold at night.
  • June continues to be an amazing time for hiking and for outdoor activities.
  • Little rain is expected during this month.
  • The temperature in Machu Picchu fluctuates between 9°C and 25°C  (48.2°F – 77°F).
  • It rains on average a total of 4 days of the month.


  • The hike to the sun gate is an excellent overview of the Citadel with the good weather of June.
  • The sun’s rays strike through the sun temple on the winter solstice on June 24th. It is an astronomical event witnessed by tourists and guides inside the park.
  • It is a good time for climbing Huaynapicchu without having to care much about slick steps and about vain effort due to clouds because the view is always guaranteed.


  • Cold temperatures in the early mornings and nights.
  • Hordes of people in the strategic picture places. 
  • Long queues for boarding the Machu Picchu shuttle busses and the same thing for getting into Machu Picchu park.
  • Hotels are not easy to come by as these are going to be full.


  • Wear a hat with a flap to protect your neck from sunburn.
  • Cotton or linen fabric clothing is a good option for staying cool on a hot day.
  • The trip has to be planned to enjoy it.  And the train tickets run out fast, therefore, it is best to book well in advance.
  • Bring water, a light snack, sunscreen, sun goggles, comfortable shoes, and layers that you can put on and take off easily.
  • Bring layers. Although it will be sunny and pleasant during the day, temperatures drop significantly at night so bring a jacket, gloves, and a warm bennie if you plan on being out late or getting a nighttime train.

Do you have a rough idea of when the Machu Picchu tickets for June sell out by?

Tickets for Machu Picchu, specifically for circuits 1 and 2, tend to be in high demand, often selling out two months in advance. This is primarily due to June being a peak season for visiting Machu Picchu. On the other hand, tickets for circuits 3 and 4 are sold out 1 month in advance.

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