53 days in Peru, Bogota & Guayaquil Itinerary

53 days in Peru, Bogota & Guayaquil Itinerary

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53 days in Peru, Bogota & Guayaquil Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Mancora, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 6 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Nazca, Peru
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Ica, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Chincha Alta, Peru
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Paracas, Peru
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna de Guatavita and Walking tours. Explore Bogota's surroundings by going to Parque Jaime Duque (in Tocancipa) and Catedral de Sal (in Zipaquira). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, don't miss a visit to Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, and stroll through Parque de Usaquen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip itinerary maker site .

Dublin, Ireland to Bogota is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Bogota. July in Bogota sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Parque Jaime Duque, Parroquia San Francisco de Sales, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Laguna de Guatavita
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Guatavita ©
Laguna de Guatavita
Walking tours
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo ©

7
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Las Penas and 7 Cascadas. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, head off the coast to Isla Santay, meet the residents at Parque de las Iguanas, and wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner .

Fly from Bogota to Guayaquil in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: highs in Guayaquil hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

7 Cascadas
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil ©

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Lima and El Parque del Amor. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), and stroll through Parque Kennedy - Parque Central de Miraflores.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lima online trip planner .

Fly from Guayaquil to Lima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Guayaquil in July: high temperatures in Lima hover around 22°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mancora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima

3
nights
Mancora, Peru

In a busy little beach town, Mancora tourism industry continues to grow, largely thanks to the sunniest climate of any region in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Las Pocitas Beach and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Mancora with an excursion to Playa Lobitos in Piura--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Playa Mancora, look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Fundo La Caprichosa, and stop by PERRO COMEO.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mancora holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lima to Mancora takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Mancora is somewhat warmer than Lima - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Mancora

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Organos, Playa Lobitos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Mancora ©
Playa Mancora
Spas & Wellness

6
nights
Arequipa, Peru

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Arequipa and Yanahuara. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Make the 26th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Monasterio de Santa Catalina, head outdoors with Canon de Cotahuasi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Arequipa Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Arequipa vacation builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mancora to Arequipa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mancora in July: highs in Arequipa hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa

3
nights
Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cementerio Chauchilla and Lomas de Marcona y Punta San Fernando. Change things up with a short trip to Geoglifos de Palpa in Palpa (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Cantalloc Aqueduct, see the interesting displays at LĂ­neas de Cantalloc Telar, contemplate the long history of Los Paredones, and see the sky in a new way at Planetario Maria Reiche.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nazca route site .

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Nazca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ica.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Geoglifos de Palpa
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cantalloc Aqueduct ©
Cantalloc Aqueduct

3
nights
Ica, Peru

Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tacama. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna de Huacachina, learn about winemaking at El Catador, see the interesting displays at Regional Museum of Ica, and go all around town with City Tours.

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Take a bus from Nazca to Ica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ica can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chincha Alta.

Things to do in Ica

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tacama ©
Tacama
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Chincha Alta, Peru

Chincha Alta ©
Chincha Alta is a Peruvian city located in the Ica Region. On the 8th (Thu), browse the different shops at Megaplaza Express Chincha, make a trip to Ballumbrosio Estate, and then take a stroll through El Carmen District.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chincha Alta day trip planning app .

You can drive from Ica to Chincha Alta in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Chincha Alta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Paracas.

Things to do in Chincha Alta

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
El Carmen District ©
El Carmen District

6
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Islas Ballestas and Ballestas Islands. Go for a jaunt from Paracas to Humay to see Tambo Colorado about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Raspon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Supay Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paracas travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Chincha Alta to Paracas takes an hour. August in Paracas sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pisco, Tambo Colorado
Highlights from your plan
Islas Ballestas ©
Islas Ballestas
Ballestas Islands ©
Ballestas Islands
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Pisac (Mullu & Pisac) and Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paracas to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paracas in August, Cusco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Winay Wayna
Highlights from your plan
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Horseback Riding Tours

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