23 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

23 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, then identify plant and animal life at Bioparque La Reserva, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planning tool.

La Paz, Bolivia to Bogota is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Colombia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Natural Chicaque, Bioparque La Reserva
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Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Bioparque La Reserva ©
Bioparque La Reserva

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Cartagena, Colombia

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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza Santo Domingo and Walled City of Cartagena are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scuba & Snorkeling and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Trinidad.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to Cartagena by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in July, things will get much hotter in Cartagena: highs are around 91°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito trip planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Quito in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: high temperatures in Quito hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites
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Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

1
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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Penas, wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, then explore and take pictures at Guayaquil Historical Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Santa Ana Port. On the next day, admire the striking features of Torre Morisca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and finally appreciate the history behind Hemiciclo de la Rotonda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip planner.

Fly from Quito to Guayaquil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in July, with highs in Guayaquil at 85°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Loberia, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in July, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. There's still lots to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes.

You can plan Puerto Ayora trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then stroll around Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Miraflores and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantanos de Villa.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip website.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Lima in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Ayora in July: high temperatures in Lima hover around 66°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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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 18th (Sat): explore the galleries of Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Agustin, then take a stroll through Yanahuara, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arequipa day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lima to Arequipa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, Arequipa is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sacsayhuaman and Q'enqo. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and look for gifts at Yanantin Alpaca y Artesania.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cusco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in July, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Q'enqo ©
Q'enqo

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, stroll through Mandor, then don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, and finally delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu holiday website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

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