60 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 2 nights
3
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 5 nights
4
Banos, Ecuador
— 2 nights
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
11
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
12
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
13
Nazca, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 5 nights

4
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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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Plaza Bolivar. And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Plaza Santo Domingo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Oro Zenu, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cartagena day trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Cartagena is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect Cartagena to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plaza Santo Domingo ©
Plaza Santo Domingo

2
nights
Santa Marta, Colombia

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 7th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cristal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stroll around Parque de Los Novios and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cartagena to Santa Marta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque de Los Novios ©
Parque de Los Novios
Cristal Beach ©
Cristal Beach

5
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Cay and Cayo El Acuario. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West View, examine the collection at Parque Tematico El Pueblito Isleno San Andres, steep yourself in history at Plaza Canon de Morgan, and stroll through Playa de San Luis.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Andres Island visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Marta in September: highs in San Andres Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Banos.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
Rocky Cay ©
Rocky Cay
West View
West View

2
nights
Banos, Ecuador

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruta de las cascadas and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take some stellar pictures from La Casa del Arbol, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Banos trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Andres Island to Banos in 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Concha de Perla and Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. And it doesn't end there: stop by Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, and explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banos to Puerto Villamil in 8 hours. Traveling from Banos to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra

6
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Laguna las Ninfas. When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. There's much more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Loberia and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quito Old Town and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). Spend the 8th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to El Panecillo, pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo, admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, and examine the collection at Intinan Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quito online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in October; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Quito

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cuicocha, Cascada de Peguche, Cotopaxi National Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Intipuncu and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Cocalmayo, and delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu travel planner.

Getting from Quito to Machu Picchu by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Mandor ©
Mandor

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploor. Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Moray (in Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the ancient world of Tambomachay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cusco online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moray, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:
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exploor ©
exploor
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Pisac ©
Pisac

3
nights
Puno, Peru

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sillustani, step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and don't miss a visit to Chullpas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puno journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Puno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in October, Puno is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Titicaca, Chullpas
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Speed Boats Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, and get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa journey planner.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puno in October since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Chauchilla and then make a trip to Nasca Lines. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, then don't miss a visit to Ceramicas LASC, and then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nazca attractions planner.

Drive from Arequipa to Nazca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lima.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites
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Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Nasca Lines ©
Nasca Lines
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miraflores Boardwalk and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Barranco, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, stroll around Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lima journey planning app.

You can drive from Nazca to Lima in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Miraflores Boardwalk ©
Miraflores Boardwalk
Food Tours

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