58 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

58 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 7 nights
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 5 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Paracas, Peru
— 3 nights
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Nazca, Peru
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©

Athens of South America

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 (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, then explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, and then wander the streets of Zona G Bogota.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planning tool.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Bogota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Port of Spain in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Art Museum
Museo Santa Clara
4.6

7
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©

City of Heroes

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Getsemani and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cartagena side-trips: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Puntilla). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Proclamacion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cartagena visit planner.

You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Cartagena is much warmer than Bogota - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

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5
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Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta ©

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Quebrada Valencia. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Marina Santa Marta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buritaca, enjoy the sand and surf at Ensenada de Chengue, and don't miss a visit to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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National Park
Nabusimake
4.5

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Spratt Bight and Cayo Bolivar. Change things up with a short trip to El Totumo Volcon in Santa Catalina Island (about 15h 45 min away). There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at West View, appreciate the history behind Plaza Canon de Morgan, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Playa Charquitos.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Marta in June, you will find days in San Andres Island are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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West View
4.1

2
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like North Seymour Island and Laguna las Ninfas. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, appreciate the history behind Monumento Darwin, admire the masterpieces at Maprae, and take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora in 15 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Puerto Ayora. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Water Body
Laguna las Ninfas
4.3

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Tunel del Estero, then kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, and then step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Island
Isabela Island
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7
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Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Parque Metropolitano. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Otavalo (Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado & El Lechero) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Ciudad, and walk around Parque La Carolina.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. In June, daytime highs in Quito are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.6

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portal a la selva and Jardin Botanico Atocha-La Liria. Change things up with these side-trips from Banos: Ambato (Mausoleo de Montalvo, La Catedral de Ambato, &more) and Parque Etnobotanico Omaere (in Puyo). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, and take in the natural beauty of Terma El Salado.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Banos road trip planner.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7

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Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque El Paraiso and Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Go for a jaunt from Cuenca to Ingapirca to see Ingapirca Archaeological Complex about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Corte Provincial de Justicia de Azuay, take in nature's colorful creations at Ecuagenera - Ecuadorian Orchids, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Francisco, and examine the collection at Museo Remigio Crespo Toral.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cuenca itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cuenca

Side Trip

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6
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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

City of the Kings

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Isidro and MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Museo MATE, and stroll around Parque El Olivar.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lima journey planner.

You can fly from Cuenca to Lima in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cuenca in July since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

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Neighborhood
San Isidro
4.4

3
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Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballumbrosio Estate and Museo Arqueologico Paracas. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega 1615, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Raspon, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Freedom Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paracas online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Paracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lima in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Paracas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Desert
Freedom Park
4.4
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History Museum
Museo Arqueologico Paracas
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Landmark
Plaza de Armas
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Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cantalloc Aqueduct and Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando. Get out of town with these interesting Nazca side-trips: Playa Trompa de Elefante (in San Juan de Marcona) and Geoglifos de Palpa (in Palpa). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Líneas de Cantalloc Telar, look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche, look for gifts at Taller de Ceramicas Emilia, and steep yourself in history at Acueductos de Nasca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nazca trip planner.

You can drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Specialty Museum
Líneas de Cantalloc Telar
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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and Canteras de Sillar. There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Mundo Alpaca, experience the excitement of Arequipa Massage, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the interesting displays at MUVI Museo Vivencial del Vino y Pisco.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along exploor, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and finally explore the ancient world of Tambomachay. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Cusco visit planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Must see
exploor
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Spa
Spas
4.6

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