14 days in Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
3
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
4
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights


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2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Tambomachay, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, and finally steep yourself in history at Tipon. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, view the masterpieces at Xapiri, thenget outside with exploor, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cusco travel app.

New York City, USA to Cusco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Cusco dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Tambomachay ©
Tambomachay
exploor ©
exploor
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Artesanias, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, have fun at Samay Spa, thenmake a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, and finally get great views at Intipuncu. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon, thenadmire the natural beauty at Mandor, thenmake a trip to Serpost, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas Allcamayo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip itinerary builder 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. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Mandor ©
Mandor
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu ©
Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Iglesia Santo Domingo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Colonial, thenexamine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online holiday builder.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Arequipa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos
Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lima vacation maker.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, Lima is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites
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Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima ©
Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maprae and The Angelique Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Las Grietas and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora vacation planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lima in October: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Mann
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Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann
Playa de Oro ©
Playa de Oro
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion

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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 31st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, learn about all things military at Museo Casa de Sucre, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario, thenadmire the masterpieces at Convento De San Francisco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Quito vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in October, with highs in Quito at °F and lows at °F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Metropolitana de Quito ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito
Convento De San Francisco ©
Convento De San Francisco
Museo Casa de Sucre ©
Museo Casa de Sucre

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