60 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Start: Salento, Colombia
Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Otavalo, Ecuador
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Banos, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 6 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Travel:  5 h
8
Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26 h
9
Casma, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
10
Huascaran National Park, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Nazca, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  16 h
14
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
15
Pisac, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
16
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve ©
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Cuyabeno Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Grande.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve online route planner.

Salento, Colombia to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Otavalo.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cuyabeno Reserve ©
Cuyabeno Reserve
Laguna Grande ©
Laguna Grande

7
nights
Otavalo, Ecuador

Otavalo ©
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Otavalo Market and Condor Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Zoológico de Quito (in Guayllabamba) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche, stroll around Parque Bolivar, look for gifts at Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado 24 de Mayo.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Otavalo itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Otavalo in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Banos.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Zoológico de Quito, Cuicocha
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Zoológico de Quito ©
Zoológico de Quito
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market
Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado ©
Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) and La Casa del Arbol. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de San Martin, admire the sheer force of Cascada el Manto de la Novia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Banos trip planning app.

Drive from Otavalo to Banos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
Zoologico de San Martin ©
Zoologico de San Martin

5
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Captain Morgan's Pirate Ship. Family-friendly places like Guayaquil Historical Park and Las Penas will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: visit Cerro Santa Ana, head off the coast to Isla Santay, enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guayaquil holiday planner.

Getting from Banos to Guayaquil by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Galapagos Fan Dive has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to La Loberia and Interpretation Center. The adventure continues: make a trip to Dona Pilo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Charles Darwin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the ferry ride to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eagleray Tours. Kids will enjoy Charles Darwin Research Station and El Garrapatero. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, kick back and relax at Playa de los Perros, stroll through Black Turtle Cove, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Playa las Bachas ©
Playa las Bachas
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

3
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Family-friendly places like Turtle Island and Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

1
day
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Post Office Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Casma.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

3
nights
Casma, Peru

Casma ©
Casma is a city in the Ancash Region, Peru. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gemelas, thenkick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and then delve into the distant past at Cerro Sechin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa la Gramita.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Casma trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Casma with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Casma

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Playa la Gramita ©
Playa la Gramita
Cerro Sechin ©
Cerro Sechin

3
nights
Huascaran National Park, Peru

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
You've now added Pastoruri Glacier to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Huascaran, explore the activities along Laguna 69, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Chacas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de Chacas.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Huascaran National Park travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Casma to Huascaran National Park takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chacas
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Laguna 69 ©
Laguna 69
Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Pastoruri Glacier ©
Pastoruri Glacier

4
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Circuito Magico Del Agua and Huaca Pucllana. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, kick back and relax at Playa Costa Verde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, and browse the exhibits of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lima day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Huascaran National Park to Lima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lima can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paracas.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

2
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Ballestas Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Culturides La Maquina del Tiempo, thenmake a trip to The Chandelier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paracas online itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Paracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Paracas can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Nazca.

Things to do in Paracas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ballestas Islands
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Playa de la Mina
Playa de la Mina
The Chandelier ©
The Chandelier
Ballestas Islands ©
Ballestas Islands

2
nights
Nazca, Peru

Nazca ©
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) and Cementerio Chauchilla. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Cahuachi, explore the engaging exhibits at Casa del Inka - Museo Incawasi, look and learn at Planetario Maria Reiche, and don't miss a visit to Ceramicas LASC.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nazca online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Nazca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Nazca

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini) ©
Cahuachi ©
Cahuachi
Cementerio Chauchilla ©
Cementerio Chauchilla

4
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moon Temple, Llaqtapata, Temple of the Sun, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Winay Wayna. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, and admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Machu Picchu takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pisac.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Mariposario de Machupicchu ©
Mariposario de Machupicchu
Huayna Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu

3
nights
Pisac, Peru

Pisac ©
Giving good access to a number of Incan ruins, Pisaq has become a popular stop off point for vacationers exploring the Sacred Valley.
Explore Pisac's surroundings by going to Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva (in Yucay), Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba) and Ollantaytambo (Misha Wasi, Choco Museo, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, hunt for treasures at Pisac Market, don't miss a visit to Pisac, and examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Pisac.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Pisac trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Machu Picchu to Pisac in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or drive. In February in Pisac, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cusco.

Things to do in Pisac

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Iglesia de Urubamba
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Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Pisac ©
Pisac

4
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.
Inca Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Sacsayhuaman and Manu Wonderland Day Tours will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cusco: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico De Cusco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qorikancha, see the interesting displays at Museo Quechua, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Pisac to Cusco in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Maras, Inca Bridge
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Manu Wonderland Day Tours ©
Manu Wonderland Day Tours
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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