60 days in Chile, Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Chile, Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

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60 days in Chile, Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Castro, Chile
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ancud, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
7
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
8
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  9​h 45​min
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
10
Floreana, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
11
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
ferry:  6​h
12
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

4
nights
Castro, Chile

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castro: Cascadas de Tocoihue (in Dalcahue) and Iglesia de Colo (in Quemchi). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chiloe National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Castro online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Castro in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, you will find days in Castro are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Dalcahue, Chonchi, Iglesia de Colo
Highlights from your plan
Lemuy Island ©
Lemuy Island
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Photography Tours

4
nights
Ancud, Chile

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Step out of Ancud with an excursion to Isla Aucar in Quemchi--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, enjoy the sea views from Faro Corona en Chiloe, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ancud trip builder website .

Getting from Castro to Ancud by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Ancud sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Paseo Dimalow). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Goyeneche, then admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Recoleta, and finally make a trip to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Arequipa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Arequipa. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

5
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.
Step out of Cusco to go to Maras and see Salinas de Maras, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Arequipa in March since evenings lows in Cusco dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Salinas de Maras
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Los Jardines de Mandor and then delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

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

4
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 parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Barranco.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Machu Picchu to Lima takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Lima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

6
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Lima to Puerto Ayora in 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lima in April; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

2
nights
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Post Office Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cormorant Point, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Floreana itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

6
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and head off the coast to Isabela Island.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. Traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

5
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, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno journey planning website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. April in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cuicocha in Cotacachi (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 27th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

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You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in April, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cuicocha, Cotopaxi National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha

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