19 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

19 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
2
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
3
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
5
Salento, Colombia
— 1 night
6
Cartagena, Colombia
— 3 nights
7
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 1 night
8
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 2 nights


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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua and then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, kick back and relax at El Silencio, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally walk around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Lima is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to Lima due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Lima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Silencio
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El Silencio ©
El Silencio
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

1
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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, wander the streets of Yanahuara, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, then browse the exhibits of Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, Arequipa is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. Explore hidden gems such as Tipon and Q'enqo. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de San Pedro, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Cusco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo
Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, then look for gifts at Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train station, and finally delve into the distant past at Intipuncu.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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Salento, Colombia

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ecoparque the Mirador Alto De La Cruz.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salento online road trip planner.

Fly from Machu Picchu to Salento in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Salento, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Salento

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eje cafetero (Zona Cafetera)
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Coffee & Tea Tours
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Ecoparque the Mirador Alto De La Cruz ©
Ecoparque the Mirador Alto De La Cruz

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nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca and then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Salento to Cartagena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In June, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Salento - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Aquanautas, then examine the collection at Island House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Spratt Bight. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hoyo Soplador and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Andres Island journey planner.

Fly from Cartagena to San Andres Island in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Andres Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Primera Iglesia Bautista ©
Primera Iglesia Bautista
Island House Museum ©
Island House Museum

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Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Paseo El Camellon, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Marta. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cristal Beach, explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Marta day trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Santa Marta in 4.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, you will find days in Santa Marta are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ©
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca

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