29 days in Cusco, Cuenca & Quito Itinerary

29 days in Cusco, Cuenca & Quito Itinerary

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29 days in Cusco, Cuenca & Quito Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16 h
1
Cusco, Peru
— 11 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Quito, Ecuador
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Toronto, Canada

11
nights
Cusco, Peru

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Moray. Popular historic sites such as Sacsayhuaman and Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cusco: Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba), Salinas de Maras (in Maras) and Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos (in Oropesa). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Piquillacta, contemplate the long history of Tipon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along exploor.

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Toronto, Canada to Cusco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect nights in Cusco to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maras, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, ChocoMuseo Pisac
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Spas
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Moray ©
Moray

8
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP and Pumapungo Museo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ingapirca Ruins and Santuario de la Virgen del Rocio. Venture out of the city with trips to El Tambo (in Canar) and Ingapirca Archaeological Complex (in Ingapirca). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, examine the collection at Economuseo Municipal "Casa del Sombrero", explore the world behind art at Prohibido Centro Cultural, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can fly from Cusco to Cuenca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cusco in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cuenca, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ingapirca, Canar
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Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja
Ingapirca Ruins ©
Ingapirca Ruins

8
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco) and Catedral Metropolitana de Quito. Intinan Museum and Food Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). Spend the 10th (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa del Alabado, pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo, admire the landmark architecture of El Palacio de Gobierno, and explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in November, Quito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Termas de Papallacta, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuicocha, Cascada de Peguche
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Intinan Museum ©
Intinan Museum
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Casa del Alabado
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre

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