16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

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16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toledo, Brazil
Drive:  26​h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Bogota, Colombia
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Toledo, Brazil


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4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba) and Salinas de Maras (in Maras). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip planner .

Toledo, Brazil to Cusco is an approximately 46-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Toledo to Cusco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toledo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras, Cerveceria Willkamayu
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Indigo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lima trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cusco to Lima by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in May, expect much warmer with lows of 21°C in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 10th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, and then cruise along 2000m Descent and more. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, look for gifts at Duna Store, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Medellin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Lima to Medellin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medellin: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Walking tours
Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

4
nights
Bogota, Colombia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Vivero Crisalide (in Chia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Bolivar plaza.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Medellin to Bogota in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in May: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vivero Crisalide, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
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Food Tours
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate

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