60 days in Ecuador, Colombia & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador, Colombia & Peru Itinerary

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Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Santa Marta, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Minca, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Salento, Colombia
— 3 nights
Fly to Bogota, Foot to Aeropuero Int. El Dora
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Bogota, Colombia
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Quito
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Latacunga, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Piura, Peru
— 1 night
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Chiclayo, Peru
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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.
Take a break from Cartagena with a short trip to Playa Blanca in Isla Baru, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, get to know the fascinating history of Baluarte de la Merced, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Cartagena to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Santa Marta, Colombia

America's Pearl

Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Santa Marta is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cristal Beach, admire the masterpieces at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, and make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Marta journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Santa Marta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Santa Marta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Minca.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Minca, Colombia

A Minca vacation takes you to a small mountain village nestled above Santa Marta in the Sierra Nevada.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona and then see the interesting displays at Museo Minca - Memorial Museum of the Sierra Nevada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at El Dorado Bird Reserve and then cast your line with Titan Dive Center.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minca day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Marta to Minca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Minca are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Minca

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let little ones run wild at Telemedellin Canal Parque, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Makeno Tienda.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Minca to Medellin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minca in April: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salento.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Salento, Colombia

Father of Quindio

Founded in 1842, the town of Salento represents the oldest established settlement in Quindio.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Bosques de Cocora. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kasaguadua Natural Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Las Acacias Coffee Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Region Paisaje / Landscape Region, and appreciate the views at Valle del Cocora.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salento road trip planning app.

Fly from Medellin to Salento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Salento

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bogota: Zipaquira (Esensal, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, make a trip to Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047, and take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bogota online road trip planner.

Getting from Salento to Bogota by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, Bogota is little chillier than Salento - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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: make a trip to Guayaquil Historical Park, brush up on your military savvy at Museo en Miniatura Guayaquil en la Historia, examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Guayaquil day trip app.

You can fly from Bogota to Guayaquil in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in April, things will get warmer in Guayaquil: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Ecuagringo Fishing, deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour builder site.

Fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and stroll around El Garrapatero.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip builder app.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Quito, Ecuador

Light of America

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon (in Otavalo), Pichincha (in Puerto Quito) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, explore the galleries of La Capilla Del Hombre, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Quito road trip planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. In May, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Latacunga.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Latacunga, Ecuador

Mashca City

Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then stroll through Canon del Rio Toachi, then explore the striking landscape of Cotopaxi National Park, and finally stop by Cunani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Limpiopungo.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Latacunga trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Quito to Latacunga by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Quito in May, Latacunga is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Latacunga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Banos, Ecuador

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banos: Riobamba (Avenida De Los Volcanes, Pro Bici, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), stroll through Ruta de las cascadas, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Arbol, and get impressive views of Tungurahua.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Banos journey planner.

Drive from Latacunga to Banos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Cuenca, Ecuador

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Cuenca is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, see the interesting displays at Cava San Miguel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cuenca road trip planning website.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Piura.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Piura, Peru

First City

The first Spanish city established in an area now controlled by Peru, Piura was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1532.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about all things military at Casa Museo Almirante Miguel Grau, then don't miss a visit to Universidad de Piura, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nadando con Tortugas en El Nuro.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Piura tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cuenca to Piura in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cuenca in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Piura: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chiclayo.

Things to do in Piura

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Chiclayo, Peru

City of Friendship

With a population of 738,000, Chiclayo represents the fourth largest city in Peru and serves as the capital of the Lambayeque Region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico Nacional Bruning, examine the collection at Sican Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla La Veronica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Maria - Catedral de Chiclayo, see the interesting displays at Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, and then make a trip to Concurso Nacional de Marinera FAP 2013.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiclayo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Piura to Chiclayo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Piura, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chiclayo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiclayo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Magdalena Department travel guide

3.7
National Parks · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.

Cotopaxi Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Volcanos · Lookouts
Cotopaxi is one of the provinces of Ecuador. The capital is Latacunga. The province contains the Cotopaxi Volcano, an intermittent volcano with a height of 19,388 feet.CantonsThe province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each canton with its population (per the 2001 census), its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat (capital).DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 72.1%Indigenous 22.1%White 2.3%Montubio 1.8%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.7%Other 0.1%

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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.