31 days in Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  17 h
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Train:  9 h 15 min
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and stroll through Puerto Chino Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno fast, fun, and easy.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, you will find days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are warmer (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and head outdoors with Think Galapagos.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora tour planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

4
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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, and stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Quito trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. In January in Quito, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

1
night
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 19th (Tue): get great views at Intipuncu and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip planning app.

Getting from Quito to Machu Picchu by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Urubamba (Mercado De Urubamaba & Iglesia de Urubamba). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte Precolombino, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Cusco, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, and catch some excitement at Andean Culture Distillery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz day trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cusco to La Paz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to La Paz is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cusco in January: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 58°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Mercado de Las Brujas ©
Mercado de Las Brujas

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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 28th (Thu): catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Goyeneche, then admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arequipa holiday builder app.

Fly from La Paz to Arequipa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Arequipa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in January, expect Arequipa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Fun & Games Spas
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Torre Tagle, view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lima online trip planner.

You can fly from Arequipa to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arequipa in January: high temperatures in Lima hover around 80°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua

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