60 days in Cartagena & Machu Picchu Itinerary

60 days in Cartagena & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 28 nights

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Cartagena, Colombia

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cartagena: Isla Baru (Aviario Nacional de Colombia & Playa Blanca). Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Veleros Colombia. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Bolivar, get a new perspective on things with Boats4U, examine the collection at Choco Museo, and take a stroll through Barrio Getsemani.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cartagena trip builder tool.

Lima, Peru to Cartagena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in December; daily highs in Cartagena reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Speed Boats Tours
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Plaza Bolivar
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Food Tours
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Intipuncu and Moray. Get out of town with these interesting Machu Picchu side-trips: Casa Salkantay Museo Restaurant (in Mollepata), Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora) and Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Plazoleta Aracama, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take in the dramatic natural features at Aldea de los Pitufos, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Machu Picchu visit planner.

You can fly from Cartagena to Machu Picchu in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Intipuncu
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Moray
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