25 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

25 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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25 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil, Ecuador
1
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Quilotoa, Ecuador
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 15​min
4
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
7
Saquisili, Ecuador
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
8
Latacunga, Ecuador
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Pujili, Ecuador
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
La Mana, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
11
Loja, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Warsaw, Poland

3
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Guayaquil Historical Park, enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, and then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, and then wander the streets of Las Penas.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Guayaquil tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. February in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by La Mundial Custom Boots, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Guayaquil to Quito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Guayaquil in February, with highs in Quito at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

1
night
Quilotoa, Ecuador

Quilotoa ©
On the 11th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quilotoa day trip planning tool .

Drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Laguna Quilotoa
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Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Shalala Lodge ©
Shalala Lodge

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Quilotoa to Machu Picchu with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa, Choquequirao Archeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

2
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 17th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Cusco, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

3
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 parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Lima, contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, and make a trip to Miraflores.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Lima day trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cusco in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lima: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Saquisili.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
day
Saquisili, Ecuador

Saquisili ©
Saquisilí is a town in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador. On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Mercado Indigena.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saquisili tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Saquisili. When traveling from Lima in February, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Saquisili: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Latacunga.

Things to do in Saquisili

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Indigena ©
Mercado Indigena

1
night
Latacunga, Ecuador

Latacunga ©
Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral and then explore the activities along Laguna de Limpiopungo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Latacunga road trip planner.

You can drive from Saquisili to Latacunga in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pujili.

Things to do in Latacunga

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Catedral ©
La Catedral
Laguna de Limpiopungo ©
Laguna de Limpiopungo

1
night
Pujili, Ecuador

Pujili
Pujilí is a small town in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador, located ten to twenty minutes from Latacunga. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Canon del Rio Toachi.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pujili online road trip planner .

You can drive from Latacunga to Pujili in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Mana.

Things to do in Pujili

Outdoors Nature Trails

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nights
La Mana, Ecuador

La Mana ©
La Maná is a town in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador. On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Siete Cascadas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our La Mana trip planner .

You can drive from Pujili to La Mana in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in La Mana

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Siete Cascadas ©
Siete Cascadas

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nights
Loja, Ecuador

Loja ©
On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Podocarpus and then contemplate the long history of Puerta de la Ciudad. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Sullivan Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Loja, and then stroll around Parque Recreacional Jipiro.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Loja travel route planner.

Drive from La Mana to Loja in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loja

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sullivan Bay
Highlights from your plan
Parque Recreacional Jipiro ©
Parque Recreacional Jipiro
Parque Nacional Podocarpus ©
Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Plaza Parque Central ©
Plaza Parque Central

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