16 days in Colombia & Peru Itinerary

16 days in Colombia & Peru Itinerary

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Fly to El Dorado International Airport, Drive to Pereira
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Pereira, Colombia
— 6 nights
Fly to Bogota, Foot to Bogota
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Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Drive
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Paracas, Peru
— 1 day
Drive
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Ica, Peru
— 2 nights
Bus to Lima, Fly to Cusco
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Cusco, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ayacucho, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly

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Pereira, Colombia — 6 nights

A center of commerce and trade, the thriving city of Pereira was founded in 1863.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pereira: Parque del Cafe (in Montenegro) and Salento (Coffee & Tea Tours, Bosques de Cocora, &more). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at La Divisa De Don Juan SAS and relax and rejuvenate at Dashen Spa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pereira online trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Pereira is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bogota.
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Side Trips
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Bogota, Colombia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota trip builder app.

Fly from Pereira to Bogota in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pereira in September: high temperatures in Bogota hover around 67°F and lows are around 47°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lima.
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Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Lima, Peru — 1 night

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.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Lima takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lima when traveling from Bogota in September, with lows around 60°F. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Paracas.
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Paracas, Peru — 1 day

A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 27th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then head off the coast to Islas Ballestas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paracas itinerary planner.

Drive from Lima to Paracas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Paracas are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ica.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Ica, Peru — 2 nights

Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
On the 28th (Wed), push the limits with an extreme tour, learn about winemaking at Tacama, and then see the interesting displays at Javier Cabrera Scientific Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna De Huacachina and then examine the collection at Regional Museum of Ica.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ica online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paracas to Ica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Cusco.
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Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Cusco, Peru — 2 nights

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 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, then explore the ancient world of Centro Historico De Cusco, then delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, and finally gain insight with exploor. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ica to Cusco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ica in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Cusco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ayacucho.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Ayacucho, Peru — 1 night

Ayacucho remains best known for its 33 churches, with one to represent each year of Jesus' life.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Obelisco de la Pampa de la Quinua and then explore the ancient world of Complejo Arqueologico Wari.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ayacucho trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Cusco to Ayacucho in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cusco in October, expect Ayacucho to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Lima.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Lima, Peru — 1 night

On the 3rd (Mon), ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ayacucho to Lima in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ayacucho in October, you will find days in Lima are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). On the 4th (Tue), you're off to home.
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Museums
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Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
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.
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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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