19 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

19 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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19 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
7
Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 1 night
ferry:  6​h
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

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Newark, USA to Lima is an approximately 12-hour flight. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for slightly colder days in Lima, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Moray, stroll through Salinas de Maras, then see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, and finally trek along Urubamba Weavers' Route.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maras online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Maras in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Maras when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then delve into the distant past at Intipuncu. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, stop by Mapi Art, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip builder site .

Getting from Maras to Machu Picchu by combination of taxi and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Banos Termales de Cocalmayo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

3
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, classes, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip planner .

Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Cusco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

1
night
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and finally admire the striking features of La Mansion del Fundador.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arequipa, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

2
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Sillustani, then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, and then get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and then head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands.

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You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you will find days in Puno are little chillier (64°F), and nights are colder (23°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Sillustani ©
Sillustani

1
night
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Post Office Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Floreana online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Puno to Floreana with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

1
night
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil and then don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. Traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lagoon El Junco and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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