20 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

20 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
5
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
7
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
8
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
9
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, thenadmire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, thenexamine the collection at Intinan Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa del Alabado.

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Toronto, Canada to Quito is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Quito hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and then stop by Los Tuneles. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, thenhead off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Maprae and The Angelique Art Gallery. Visiting Las Grietas and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

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You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through La Loberia, make a trip to Dona Pilo, and then learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

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Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

La Loberia
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

1
night
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 12th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Guayaquil route planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks
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Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario
La Perla ©
La Perla

2
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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 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then get to know the resident critters at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandor, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Machu Picchu takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tambomachay and exploor. Get a sense of the local culture at Sacsayhuaman and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, steep yourself in history at Tipon, explore the ancient world of Q'enqo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Cusco sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, explore the galleries of Arte Colonial, thenexamine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Virreinal, and then get impressive views of Volcan Misti.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cusco to Arequipa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Cusco in October, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal

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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 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lima holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Lima. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo

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