31 days in Colombia, Peru & Guayaquil Itinerary

31 days in Colombia, Peru & Guayaquil Itinerary

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Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
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Iquitos, Peru
— 4 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Cali, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
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Arequipa, Peru

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step out of Arequipa with an excursion to Templo Purisima Concepcion in Lari--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, take a stroll through Yanahuara, take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rodríguez Ballón International Airport. July in Arequipa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iquitos.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
nights
Iquitos, Peru

Capital of the Peruvian Amazon

The largest city in the Peruvian Amazon and the world's largest metropolis unreachable by road, Iquitos represents a major starting point for river and rainforest adventures.
Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through La Isla De Los Monos, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Quistococha Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Iquitos.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Iquitos travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Iquitos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Arequipa in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Iquitos, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Iquitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

5
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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Las Penas, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, visit Cerro Santa Ana, and wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Guayaquil road trip planning tool.

Getting from Iquitos to Guayaquil by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cali.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Cali, Colombia

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Cali is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Aereo Fenix, meet the residents at Zoologico de Cali, surround yourself with nature on Andoke, and pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rey.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cali trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Cali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in July, Cali is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cali

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

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.
Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Laguna de Guatavita (in Tierra Negra), Centro Comercial Fontanar (in Chia) and Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), stop by Vitrina Guayca, don't miss a visit to Bolivar Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bogota online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cali to Bogota takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cali in July: highs in Bogota hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Medellin, Colombia

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Parque Explora.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin trip planner.

Fly from Bogota to Medellin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in July, expect Medellin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.