16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

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16 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Salento, Colombia
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Tocancipa, Colombia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Berlin, Germany


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2
nights
Lima, Peru

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.
Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Huaca Pucllana and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Miraflores, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima online trip maker .

Berlin, Germany to Lima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Lima. In June, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
San Isidro ©
San Isidro
Spas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca Peru. Step out of the city life by going to exploor and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Tipon. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in June, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
exploor ©
exploor
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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.
Primera Iglesia Bautista and Plaza Canon de Morgan will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de San Luis and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at West View, look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, take in the dramatic natural features at Morgan's Head, and stroll through Playa Charquitos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to San Andres Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salento.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Providencia Island
Highlights from your plan
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita

1
day
Salento, Colombia

Salento ©
Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
On the 20th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, then admire all the interesting features of Las Acacias Coffee Farm, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salento trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Andres Island to Salento takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from San Andres Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salento, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Tocancipa.

Things to do in Salento

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve ©
Kasaguadua Natural Reserve
Coffee & Tea Tours
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen

1
night
Tocancipa, Colombia

Tocancipa ©
You might not realize it, but some of the world's most renowned monuments reside in the Colombian town of Tocancipa.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna de Guatavita and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima - Caballeros de la Virgen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Parque Jaime Duque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tocancipa day trip tool .

Getting from Salento to Tocancipa by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Salento in June, expect nights in Tocancipa to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tocancipa

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima ©
Parque Jaime Duque ©
Parque Jaime Duque

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