23 days in United States, Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

23 days in United States, Peru & Ecuador Itinerary

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Austin, United States
— 3 nights
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Miami, United States
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 1 night
Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Baltra
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Baltra, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Miami, United States
— 2 nights
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Austin, United States

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On your second day here, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Austin online tour builder.

Seattle to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Austin. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Austin reach 85°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Miami, United States

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Bayside Marketplace and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miami visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Austin in May, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Miami

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Magico Del Agua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then stop by Miraflores, then wander the streets of Barranco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lima road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Lima takes 8.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in May, with highs in Lima at 73°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, wander the streets of San Blas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, and explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Cusco, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Quito, Ecuador

— 3 nights

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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

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You can fly from Cusco to Quito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Quito when traveling from Cusco in May, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 1 night
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Posada de flamengos, then make a trip to The Wall of Tears, and finally stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 6 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 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 1 night
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, get engrossed in the history at Maprae, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and finally stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora tour planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Baltra, Ecuador

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Baltra trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Puerto Ayora to Baltra in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Baltra

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 1 night
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Baltra to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll set off for Quito on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Quito, Ecuador

— 2 nights

Light of America

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museo Casa de Sucre, don't miss a visit to El Panecillo, then don't miss a visit to Independence Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito by flight takes about 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in May: high temperatures in Quito hover around 71°F and lows are around 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Miami.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Miami, United States

— 2 nights

Magic City

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami online travel route planner.

Fly from Quito to Miami in 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in May, with highs in Miami at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

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.

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.