60 days in Costa Rica, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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60 days in Costa Rica, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Cusco, Peru
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Trujillo, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Banos, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
10
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  6​h 30​min
11
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  16​h
End: Orlando, United States

6
nights
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Avellana and Playa Conchal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) (in Nosara) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's by the Sea.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Tamarindo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Playa Conchal
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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall. Take a break from Playas del Coco with a short trip to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas in Canas, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape of Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Playa Hermosa, Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, Rincon de La Vieja National Park
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Shark Diving
River Rafting & Tubing
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall ©
Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

8
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Venado Caves. Visiting Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Arenal Natura Ecological Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, take in the natural beauty of Paradise Hot Springs, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip tool .

Getting from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park, Rio Celeste, Butterfly Conservatory, Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

4
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Uvita Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dominical). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Biesanz, get interesting insight from Tours, and stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio holiday planner .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Horseback Riding Tours, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Uvita Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Intinan Museum and Casa del Alabado. San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and Catedral Metropolitana de Quito will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta), Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Spend the 26th (Fri) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, stop by La Mundial Custom Boots, get to know the resident critters at Vivarium de Quito, and admire the masterpieces at Guayasamin Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Quito takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manuel Antonio to Quito is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Termas de Papallacta, Cuicocha, Cascada de Peguche, Cotopaxi National Park
Highlights from your plan
Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Arequipa and Museo de Arte Virreinal. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yanahuara, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Complejo de la Compania de Jesus.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Quito to Arequipa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Arequipa, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa
Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal ©
Museo de Arte Virreinal

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Qorikancha and Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacred Valley of the Incas and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Moray (in Maras), Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries (in Ollantaytambo) and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas). On the 14th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tipon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas), look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cusco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Cusco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cusco, with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trujillo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Piquillacta
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Moray ©
Moray
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

3
nights
Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huaca del Sol y la Luna and Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cao Museum and Museo de Arqueologia de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo. Go for a jaunt from Trujillo to Huanchaco to see Huanchaco Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Chan Chan, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Municipal de Moche, make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Trujillo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trujillo day trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Trujillo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer evenings in Trujillo when traveling from Cusco in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Banos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Huanchaco, La Huaca del Sol
Highlights from your plan
La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol
Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum

2
nights
Banos, Ecuador

Banos ©
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Get some historical perspective at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa) and Iglesia Barrio Solis. Get outdoors at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) and Ruta de las cascadas. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at La Casa del Arbol, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Banos trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Trujillo to Banos takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Iglesia Barrio Solis
Highlights from your plan
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Pumapungo Museo and Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Homero Ortega and Reserva y Museo de las Artes Populares capture your imagination. Take a break from Cuenca with a short trip to Ingapirca Ruins in Ingapirca, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, see the interesting displays at Planetario Ciudad de Cuenca, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of Todos Los Santos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Catedral Vieja.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banos to Cuenca in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ingapirca Ruins
Highlights from your plan
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Ingapirca Ruins ©
Ingapirca Ruins
Pumapungo Museo ©
Pumapungo Museo

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Grietas and Laguna las Ninfas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maprae and Galeria Aymara. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Galeria Exotico Ecuador, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cuenca to Puerto Ayora takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Cuenca in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Ayora, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Fishing Charters & Tours
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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