58 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

58 days in Colombia, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Cartagena, Colombia
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Santa Marta, Colombia
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
4
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  14 h 45 min
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
9
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Paracas, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Nazca, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h
13
Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros, then explore the world behind art at Museo Santa Clara, and then wander the streets of Zona G Bogota.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota trip planning tool.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Bogota is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Port of Spain in June: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Basilica Del Señor de los Milagros
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Museo Santa Clara ©
Museo Santa Clara
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047 ©
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047
Zona G Bogota ©
Zona G Bogota

7
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias and Aviario Nacional de Colombia. When in Cartagena, make a side trip to see Playa Puntilla in Isla Baru, approximately Isla Baru away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Getsemani, head outdoors with Bomba Beach Club, make a trip to Plaza de San Pedro Claver, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez.

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You can fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect Cartagena to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Baru
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Barrio Getsemani ©
Barrio Getsemani
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias ©
Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias
Aviario Nacional de Colombia ©
Aviario Nacional de Colombia

5
nights
Santa Marta, Colombia

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana and Nabusimake. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Quebrada Valencia, meet the residents at Marine World Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buritaca, and get a sense of history and politics at Alcaldia de Santa Marta.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Marta trip planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Santa Marta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Marta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Nabusimake ©
Nabusimake
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana ©
Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana
Quebrada Valencia ©
Quebrada Valencia

3
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West View and El Totumo Volcon. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, examine the collection at Island House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Charquitos, and pause for some photo ops at La Barracuda.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Andres Island road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Marta to San Andres Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Marta in June, expect nights in San Andres Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

El Totumo Volcon
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El Totumo Volcon ©
El Totumo Volcon
West View
West View
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like North Seymour Island and Laguna las Ninfas. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, view the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, stroll around Parque San Francisco, and explore the activities along Canal de Itabaca.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from San Andres Island to Puerto Ayora in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Andres Island in June since evenings lows in Puerto Ayora dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Laguna las Ninfas ©
Laguna las Ninfas
Santa Cruz Fish Market ©
Santa Cruz Fish Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Tunel del Estero, then kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, and then step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela Island
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Isabela Island ©
Isabela Island
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador

7
nights
Quito, Ecuador

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Parque Metropolitano. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Otavalo (Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado & El Lechero). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Ciudad, head outdoors with Jardin Botanico de Quito, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Quito by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Otavalo
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Walking tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito

3
nights
Banos, Ecuador

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Portal a la selva and Canopy double puerta del cielo. Change things up with these side-trips from Banos: Ambato (Jardin Botanico Atocha-La Liria, Mausoleo de Montalvo, &more) and Parque Etnobotanico Omaere (in Puyo). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, witness a stunning natural landmark at Terma El Salado, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Banos online journey maker.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ambato, Puyo
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Parque Etnobotanico Omaere ©
Parque Etnobotanico Omaere
Canopy double puerta del cielo ©
Canopy double puerta del cielo

4
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque El Paraiso and Corte Provincial de Justicia de Azuay. Go for a jaunt from Cuenca to Ingapirca to see Ingapirca Archaeological Complex about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Remigio Crespo Toral, make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, shop like a local with Artes de la Tierra Galeria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Roque.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cuenca sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banos to Cuenca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cuenca are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ingapirca Archaeological Complex
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El Carmen de la Asuncion Church ©
El Carmen de la Asuncion Church
Parque El Paraiso ©
Parque El Paraiso
Museo Remigio Crespo Toral ©
Museo Remigio Crespo Toral

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima and Parasailing & Paragliding. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, snap pictures at Bridge of Sighs, stroll around Parque El Olivar, and wander the streets of San Isidro.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Cuenca to Lima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cuenca in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lima, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima ©
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

3
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freedom Park and Bodega 1615. Step out of Paracas to go to Chincha Alta and see Ballumbrosio Estate, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Paracas, enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas, and stroll through Playa El Raspon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paracas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Paracas when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pisco, Ballumbrosio Estate
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Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Museo Arqueologico Paracas ©
Museo Arqueologico Paracas
Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas ©
Museo De Sitio Julio C Tello De Paracas

4
nights
Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cantalloc Aqueduct and Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Trompa de Elefante (in San Juan de Marcona) and Geoglifos de Palpa (in Palpa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Líneas de Cantalloc Telar, make a trip to Ceramicas LASC, explore the engaging exhibits at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi, and contemplate the long history of Acueductos de Nasca.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nazca tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paracas to Nazca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arequipa.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Playa Trompa de Elefante, Geoglifos de Palpa
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Líneas de Cantalloc Telar ©
Líneas de Cantalloc Telar
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct
Geoglifos de Palpa ©
Geoglifos de Palpa

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery and Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel. There's much more to do: catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage, explore the engaging exhibits at FBC Melgar, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nazca to Arequipa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Arequipa Massage ©
Arequipa Massage
San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery ©
San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery
Mundo Alpaca ©
Mundo Alpaca

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along exploor, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and finally explore the ancient world of Tambomachay. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cusco when traveling from Arequipa in July, with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cusco

Spas Outdoors Tours
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exploor ©
exploor
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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