60 days in Peru, Ecuador & Costa Rica Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Ecuador & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 4 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Maras, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 7 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Floreana, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 3 nights

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, indulge in some personalized pampering at Centro de Masajes Samay, admire the natural beauty at Mandor, and explore the ancient world of Intipuncu.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Machu Picchu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Machu Picchu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Arequipa.
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Arequipa, Peru — 4 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Arequipa, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arequipa day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Arequipa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Arequipa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puno.
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Puno, Peru — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Uros Floating Islands and then head off the coast to Taquile Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puno trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Arequipa to Puno in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arequipa in October, with highs in Puno at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Maras.
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Maras, Peru — 1 night

Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Moray and then explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maras vacation planner.

You can fly from Puno to Maras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Puno in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Maras. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cusco.
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Cusco, Peru — 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pisac in Pisac (about 54 minutes away). On the 17th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, take a stroll through San Blas, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cusco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Maras to Cusco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Cusco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Lima.
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Lima, Peru — 6 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.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lima travel site.

You can fly from Cusco to Lima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in October since evenings lows in Lima dip to 19°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador — 7 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, and explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lima to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lima in October, with highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Floreana.
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Floreana, Ecuador — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Floreana travel route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, Head underground at Cueva de Sucre, stroll through Posada de flamengos, and make a trip to The Wall of Tears.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador — 9 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Siluet Derm Spa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica — 12 nights

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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Ecuador travel guide

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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.
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Costa Rica travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Zipline
Tiny in terms of land area, Costa Rica is astoundingly diverse when it comes to culture and natural attractions. In a country called "Rich Coast", it's no surprise most Costa Rica vacations dedicate at least a few days to picturesque Pacific and Caribbean beaches, ideal for water sports and relaxation. Few small countries offer such a range of landscapes, allowing tourists to observe towering volcanoes while soaking away their worries in a hot spring, or hike into dense rainforests in the morning and surf at a modern resort in the afternoon. A trip to Costa Rica also lets you discover pristine national parks, ensuring plenty of chances to view wildlife from the comfort of eco-friendly lodges packed with amenities even ardent nature lovers secretly desire.
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