36 days in Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Itinerary

36 days in Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Itinerary

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Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
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Maras, Peru
— 1 night
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 5 nights

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

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.
Visit Sacsayhuaman and Centro Historico De Cusco for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and exploor. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, delve into the distant past at Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the world behind art at Museo Maximo Laura, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo de Vida Monastica - Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Cusco.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco trip planner.

London, UK to Cusco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Peru Standard Time (PET) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Cusco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Religious Site
Qorikancha
4.5
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, and then explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Machu Picchu travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maras.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Winay Wayna
4.9
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. On the 21st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maras vacation planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Maras by combination of train and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Maras can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6
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Ruin
Moray
4.7

2
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Uyuni trip planner.

You can fly from Maras to Uyuni in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maras to Uyuni due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Maras in May, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature
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Must see
Salar de Uyuni
4.9
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Island
Isla Incahuasi
4.6
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Volcano
Tunupa Volcano
4.4

4
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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of the city life by going to WMDR Yungas Road and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visit Tiwanaku and Puma Punku for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from La Paz to Tiahuanaco to see Puerta del Sol about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas and enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our La Paz online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Uyuni to La Paz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in May, you will find days in La Paz are much warmer (17°C), and nights are little chillier (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lima.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
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Scenic Drive
WMDR Yungas Road
4.5
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World heritage site
Tiwanaku
3.8
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Ruin
Puma Punku
4.7

3
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Lima, Peru

Lima ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Huaca Pucllana and Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, don't miss a visit to Circuito Magico Del Agua, walk around Parque Alfredo Salazar, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima trip app.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Lima takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Lima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from La Paz in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lima, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Historic Site
Huaca Pucllana
4.4
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World heritage site
Centro Historico de Lima
4.4

1
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Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuenca day trip planner.

Fly from Lima to Cuenca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in May, Cuenca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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National Park
El Cajas National Park
4.8
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Historic Site
Museo Catedral Vieja
4.6

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Sierra Negra and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: get outside with Cueva de Sucre, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, make a trip to Malecon Cuna del Sol, and cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
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Volcano
Sierra Negra
4.3
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.9
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
2.5

5
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Charles Darwin Research Station and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Think Galapagos, kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, stroll through Playa de los Alemanes, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Ayora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.0

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.
Get in touch with nature at Puerto Chino Beach and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Tijeretas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, and make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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National Park
Cerro Tijeretas
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Punta Pitt
4.3
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.9

5
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©

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.
Visit Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Cotopaxi National Park and Lagunas De Mojanda. Get out of town with these interesting Quito side-trips: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon (in Otavalo) and Pichincha (in Puerto Quito). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, take in the awesome beauty at Illiniza Ecological Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

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You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in June, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Water Body
Cuicocha
4.7

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