58 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

58 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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58 days in South Pacific & South America Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Travel:  16 h
2
Chatham Island (Rekohu), New Zealand
— 3 nights
Travel:  15 h
3
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Norfolk Island, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  20 h 45 min
5
Noumea, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
6
Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Bourail, New Caledonia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
8
Alofi, Niue
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
9
Taravao, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
11
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
12
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
13
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
14
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 15 min
15
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
16
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
17
Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  3 h 15 min
18
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+8
Train + Foot + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  23 h
19
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
20
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
21
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
22
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 45 min
End: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Queenstown Arts Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get your game on at Fear Factory Queenstown.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary maker.

Auckland to Queenstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chatham Island (Rekohu).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Chatham Island (Rekohu), New Zealand

Chatham Island (Rekohu) ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Admiral Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Maunganui Stone Cottage, and then don't miss a visit to Basalt Columns. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Henga Scenic Reserve, and then get engrossed in the history at Chatham Islands Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chatham Island (Rekohu) journey website.

Explore your travel options from Queenstown to Chatham Island (Rekohu) with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Chatham Island (Rekohu)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Admiral Gardens ©
Admiral Gardens
Basalt Columns ©
Basalt Columns
Maunganui Stone Cottage ©
Maunganui Stone Cottage

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get impressive views of Mount Eden, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, then stop by Pauanesia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get impressive views of Rangitoto Island and then get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chatham Island (Rekohu) to Auckland. In June, daytime highs in Auckland are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Auckland Zoo ©
Auckland Zoo
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum

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Norfolk Island, Australia

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Norfolk Island is known for historic sites, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Norfolk Island takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Auckland to Norfolk Island. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Norfolk Island are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Noumea.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area ©

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Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea ©
Capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa sits on a large peninsula of attractive, snaking bays.
On the 16th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie, then take in the exciting artwork at Arts Premiers Galerie, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amedee Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Ville de Noumea, look for gifts at Maison de la Perle, head off the coast to Ile aux Canards island, then kick back and relax at Anse Vata Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie d'art LEC LEC TIC.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Noumea itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Noumea takes 21 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ile Des Pins.

Things to do in Noumea

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Aquarium des Lagons Nouvelle Caledonie ©
Amedee Lighthouse ©
Amedee Lighthouse
Ile aux Canards island ©
Ile aux Canards island

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Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia

Ile Des Pins ©
Just a little way off the southern end of Grand Terre, Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) gets its name from the tall columnar pines that stick out of the surrounding vegetation like bristles on a brush.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isle of Pines, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine Naturelle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Upi Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kanumera Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuto Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ile Des Pins travel route website.

Getting from Noumea to Ile Des Pins by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bourail.

Things to do in Ile Des Pins

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kanumera Bay ©
Kanumera Bay
Oro Bay ©
Oro Bay
Kuto Bay ©
Kuto Bay

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Bourail, New Caledonia

Bourail ©
Bourail is a commune in the South Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.GeographyBourail a rural town of Grande Terre . Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at La Distillerie de Nessadiou, get outside with Ranch de la Courrie, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee, then admire the striking features of Eglise de Bourail, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de Bourail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bourail trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Ile Des Pins to Bourail in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alofi.

Things to do in Bourail

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Grand Terre: Poe Beach and Roche Percee ©
Musee de Bourail ©
Musee de Bourail
La Distillerie de Nessadiou ©
La Distillerie de Nessadiou

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Alofi, Niue

Alofi ©
Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. Alofi is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Limu Pools, appreciate the extensive heritage of Togo Chasm, explore the galleries of Taoga Niue Museum, and kick back and relax at Hio Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alofi trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Bourail to Alofi with the Route module. Traveling from Bourail to Alofi, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bourail in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alofi, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taravao.

Things to do in Alofi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limu Pools, Togo Chasm, Avaiki Cave, Hio Beach, Talava Arches
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Limu Pools ©
Limu Pools
Taoga Niue Museum ©
Taoga Niue Museum
Palaha Cave ©
Palaha Cave

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Taravao, French Polynesia

Taravao ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taravao: Taharuu Beach (in Papara), Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Arahurahu Marae (in Opoa).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taravao itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alofi to Taravao. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alofi to Taravao due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alofi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Taravao, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Papeete.

Things to do in Taravao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls, Arahurahu Marae
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Arahurahu Marae ©
Arahurahu Marae
Paul Gauguin Museum ©
Paul Gauguin Museum

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the galleries of Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, then hunt for treasures at Municipal Market, and finally stop by Fluid Tahiti.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Papeete journey builder website.

Drive from Taravao to Papeete in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Papeete

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie ©
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

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Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, stroll through Rano Raraku, then delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and finally contemplate the long history of Papa Vaka. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Hanga Kioe, delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, and then kick back and relax at Anakena.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa online trip builder.

You can fly from Papeete to Hanga Roa in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Papeete to Hanga Roa, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Papeete in June, with highs in Hanga Roa at 71°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then stop by Patio Bellavista.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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Valparaiso, Chile

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, then wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, and then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valparaiso road trip website.

Take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, then don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Valparaiso in July, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are slightly colder (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, admire the natural beauty at Guembe, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Artecampo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura mall, then take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santa Cruz takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Guembe ©
Guembe
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Plaza 24 de Septiembre ©
Plaza 24 de Septiembre

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La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Mi Teleferico, don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along WMDR Yungas Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour planning site.

Getting from Santa Cruz to La Paz by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia De Santo Domingo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Quechua, then explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco sightseeing planning website.

Getting from La Paz to Cusco by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz to Cusco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in July, expect Cusco to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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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.
Machu Picchu is known for historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, stop by Artesanias, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Darwin.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry from Machu Picchu to Puerto Ayora in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and finally examine the collection at Numismatic Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quito road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Quito in 5 hours. In July, Quito is a bit cooler than Puerto Ayora - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Colegio Mayor San Bartolome, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and finally stop by Bta Capital. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bolivar plaza and then stroll through Monserrate.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bogota road trip planner.

Fly from Quito to Bogota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Quito in July: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature
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Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at West View, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Andres Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bogota to San Andres Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bogota in July; daily highs in San Andres Island reach 86°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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