26 days in South America Itinerary

26 days in South America Itinerary

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 day
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Coca, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Lima, Peru
— Few hours

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil holiday site.

Newark, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. In December, Guayaquil is warmer than Newark - with highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

4
nights
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.
You've added Iglesia San Sebastian, Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Iglesia de San Blas, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip planner.

Getting from Guayaquil to Cuenca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in December, you will find days in Cuenca are little chillier (74°F), and nights are much colder (53°F). On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Historic Site
Museo Catedral Vieja
4.6
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Architectural Building
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
4.8

3
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Teatro Bolivar, Olga Fisch Folklore, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and other attractions.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cuenca to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Coca.

Things to do in Quito

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Religious Site
Basilica del Voto Nacional
4.7

3
nights
Coca, Ecuador

Coca ©
Puerto Francisco de Orellana, also known as El Coca, is the capital of province of Orellana in eastern Ecuador. Step out of the city life by going to Amazon Travel and Sachalodge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coca vacation app.

Traveling by car from Quito to Coca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Quito in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Coca: highs are around 85°F and lows about 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Coca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Amazon Travel
4.5
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Outdoor Activity
Sachalodge
4.3

3
nights
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.
You've added Bajada de los Banos, Dedalo arte & artesania, Artesanias Las Pallas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then explore the galleries of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally look for gifts at Artesanias Las Pallas.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coca to Lima. While traveling from Coca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Neighborhood
Barranco
4.5
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World heritage site
Centro Historico de Lima
4.4

3
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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.
You've added Museo y Catacumbas Del Convento San Francisco de Asis Del Cusco, Centro Artesanal Cusco, Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lima, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Cusco, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

2
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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Naupa Iglesia has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ollantaytambo vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Naupa Iglesia
4.5

1
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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.
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

3
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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa online journey builder.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Arequipa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. January in Arequipa sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

few
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Lima, Peru

Lima

City of the Kings

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lima: highs are around 80°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

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