14 days in Peru, Bolivia & Colombia Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 1 day
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Train to Ollantaytambo, Bus to Cusco
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights


Lima, Peru — 1 day

City of the Kings

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Wica Licoreria Artesanal, take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor).

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Miami, USA to Lima is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in Lima to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Machu Picchu.
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Machu Picchu, Peru — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then stroll through Mandor.

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You can fly from Lima to Machu Picchu in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cusco.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Cusco, Peru — 4 nights

Imperial City

On the 8th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, trek along exploor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha.

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Getting from Machu Picchu to Cusco by combination of train and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Uyuni.
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Uyuni, Bolivia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

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Traveling by flight from Cusco to Uyuni takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Uyuni is 1 hour. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect nights in Uyuni to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to La Paz.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip
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La Paz, Bolivia — 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Make the 12th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, experience the excitement of Andean Culture Distillery, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Solon.

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You can fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Cartagena.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Cartagena, Colombia — 2 nights

City of Heroes

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

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Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cartagena takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Cartagena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in July, things will get much warmer in Cartagena: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Peru travel guide

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.

Bolivia travel guide

Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Colombia travel guide

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.