43 days in Ecuador, Uyuni & Peru Itinerary

43 days in Ecuador, Uyuni & Peru Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Travel:  4 h 30 min
3
Floreana, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 45 min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
7
Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States


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5
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, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Pitt, and kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder site.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Isla Lobos ©
Isla Lobos

6
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: head outdoors with Think Galapagos, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip app.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

2
nights
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Floreana sightseeing planning site.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

6
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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Faro.

Plan trip to Puerto Villamil with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference when traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Otavalo (Municipio de Otavalo, Mercado 24 de Mayo, &more) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, and explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Quito trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito is 1 hour. December in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Otavalo, Cuicocha
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, and contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uyuni vacation builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Quito to Uyuni in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Quito in December: highs in Uyuni hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

4
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, admire the landmark architecture of Casa del Moral, and do some two-wheel cruising with MotoAndes.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arequipa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to Arequipa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Peru Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Uyuni in December, expect nights in Arequipa to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, trek along exploor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco holiday builder tool.

Getting from Arequipa to Cusco by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arequipa in December since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu and then contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
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), walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana.

Planning Lima trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December in Lima, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
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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