24 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

24 days in Peru & Colombia Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 4 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru

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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to Lima due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days in Lima, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Lima

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Arequipa, Peru

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally look for gifts at La Iberica. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador, admire the striking features of Palacio de Goyeneche, and then catch some excitement at Arequipa Massage.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Arequipa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Fun & Games · Spas · Historic Sites
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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands, head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: slough off your stress at Inca Sauna and then stroll the grounds of Sillustani.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puno online vacation planner.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Arequipa in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Puno, with highs around 21°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Baths
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Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Rocas Sagradas.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Machu Picchu online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cusco, Peru

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: ChocoMuseo Pisac (in Pisac) and Cerveceria Willkamayu (in Urubamba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, and hike along exploor.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira (in Zipaquira) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), take in the architecture and design of Colegio Mayor San Bartolome, admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bogota online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Bogota in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Bogota dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Andres Island, Colombia

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
San Andres Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at West View, and head off the coast to Johnny Cay.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bogota to San Andres Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect San Andres Island to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Escultura de Adolfo Mejia, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, then steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena, and finally look for gifts at Coffee And. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanario, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the landmark architecture of Claustro de la Merced Mausoleo de Garcia Marquez, and finally admire the masterpieces at La Presentacion Casa Museo Arte y Cultura.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Peru travel guide

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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.

Colombia travel guide

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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.