60 days in Costa Rica, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

60 days in Costa Rica, Ecuador & Peru Itinerary

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 8 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 9 nights
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Trujillo, Peru
— 3 nights
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Banos, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 5 nights

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Pura Aventura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal) and Playa Guiones (in Nosara). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo tour itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Tamarindo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Get a sense of the local culture at Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Playa Hermosa. Change things up with a short trip to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas in Canas (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the geological forces at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, and look for gifts at Cata Chocolate.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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Shark Diving
4.7

8
nights

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Explore hidden gems such as Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Venado Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Los Lagos Hot Springs, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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4
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Playa Biesanz. Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Uvita Beach (in Uvita). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio tour website.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Intinan Museum and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Take a break from the city and head to Cotopaxi National Park and Termas de Papallacta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, and look for gifts at La Mundial Custom Boots.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Quito holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manuel Antonio to Quito takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Quito are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Specialty Museum
Intinan Museum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Museo Casa del Alabado
4.7

5
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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Arequipa and San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa and Museo de Arte Virreinal. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruta Del Sillar, and admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa online road trip planner.

You can fly from Quito to Arequipa in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in June, Arequipa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

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History Museum
Museo Santuarios Andinos
4.2
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Arequipa
4.7

9
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte Precolombino and Museo Historico Regional. Get some historical perspective at Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Moray (in Maras), San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas (in Andahuaylillas) and Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries (in Ollantaytambo). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and explore the ancient world of Piquillacta.

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

You can fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cusco, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trujillo.

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Moray
4.7

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Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo ©

Capital of Culture

Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Let the collections at Cao Museum and Museo Catedralicio capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Site Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Trujillo - Catedral de Santa Maria, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arqueologia de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Huanchaco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trujillo online road trip planner.

You can fly from Cusco to Trujillo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect much warmer with lows of 61°F in Trujillo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Banos.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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La Huaca del Sol
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World heritage site
Chan Chan
4.5
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Site Museum
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Banos, Ecuador

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa) and Iglesia Barrio Solis are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta de las cascadas, make a trip to La Casa del Arbol, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Banos trip planning website.

Getting from Trujillo to Banos by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Biking Trail
Ruta de las cascadas
4.5

4
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP and Museo Catedral Vieja. Visit Ingapirca Ruins and Iglesia de San Francisco for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pumapungo Museo, make a trip to Cruz del Vado, get a taste of the local shopping with Homero Ortega, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip planner.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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 off the beaten path and head to Las Grietas and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maprae and Galeria Aymara. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and view the masterpieces at The Angelique Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cuenca in July: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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El Garrapatero
4.5
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Water Body
Laguna las Ninfas
4.3

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