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 1st (Sun): walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bioparque La Reserva, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bogota journey planning website.

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 difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect Bogota to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow 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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza Santo Domingo and Iglesia de la Trinidad. Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo de Santo Domingo and Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Go for a jaunt from Cartagena to Isla Baru to see Playa Blanca about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in March; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Playa Blanca
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Iglesia de la Trinidad ©
Iglesia de la Trinidad
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quito journey tool.

Fly from Cartagena to Quito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cartagena in March, with highs in Quito at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 8th (Sun), take a stroll through Las Penas, stop by Cerro Santa Ana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Santa Ana Port. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Torre Morisca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally appreciate the history behind Hemiciclo de la Rotonda.

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You can fly from Quito to Guayaquil in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in March, with highs in Guayaquil at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 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 much more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. March in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then stroll through Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Miraflores and then stroll through Pantanos de Villa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lima day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Lima takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in March, things will get little chillier in Lima: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve ©
Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

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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 (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Agustin, then wander the streets of Yanahuara, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Arequipa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lima in March: high temperatures in Arequipa hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sacsayhuaman and Plaza de Armas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Q'enqo. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tipon, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in March, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Phutuq K'usi, then admire the natural beauty at Mandor, then get great views at Intipuncu, and finally explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu visit planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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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