29 days in Europe, South America & Central America Itinerary

29 days in Europe, South America & Central America Itinerary

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Start: Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 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:  5 h 15 min
4
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
10
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Porto, Portugal

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the activities along Douro River, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto sightseeing site.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Best Portugal
Highlights from your plan
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Walking tours

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: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and steep yourself in history at Tipon.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Cusco takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Porto to Cusco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cusco, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ekekos San Blas  - Arte  & Colores ©
Ekekos San Blas - Arte & Colores
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) 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

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 museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and take a stroll through Barranco.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lima trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. May in Lima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Homero Ortega, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cuenca journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cuenca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Lima in May, plan for little chillier nights in Cuenca, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega

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 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, then admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, and finally don't miss a visit to Bordados Zuleta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip builder website.

Getting from Cuenca to Quito by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in May, Quito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
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
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

3
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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, stroll through Mirador los tunos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil day trip website.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. June in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, stroll through Playa Mann, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, and head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, La Merced, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to The Plaza Central Park, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antigua route maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Antigua. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in June; daily highs in Antigua reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Highlights from your plan
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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