15 days in Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
6
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom


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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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, see the interesting displays at Hyper Real Walt Wizard Museum - CUSCO, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Cusco is an approximately 18- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cusco. Expect colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from London in July, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then take a stroll through Miraflores, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Parque Alfredo Salazar, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lima trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Lima

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

2
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: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, and appreciate the history behind Estatua de Charles Darwin.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in July; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

3
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 Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Ayora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Puerto Ayora in July; daily highs in Quito reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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

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