13 days in Peru, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

13 days in Peru, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
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Bogota, Colombia
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Lima, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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Panama City, Panama

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Biomuseo and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia de San José and Avenida Balboa. Step out of Panama City with an excursion to Iglesia de San Pedro in Isla Taboga--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cinta Costera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Carmen, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City trip planner.

New York City, USA to Panama City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Panama City reach 86°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bolivar Square and La Catedral Primada. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Nacional de Colombia and Barrio La Candelaria. Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Parque Natural Chicaque (in Chicaque) and Centro de Memoria El Cuartico (in Valledupar). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, take in nature's colorful creations at Piero Jardinero, and take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Bogota takes 6 hours. When traveling from Panama City in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Bogota: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lima, Peru

City of the Kings

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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, and finally explore the world behind art at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Caral Peru, wander the streets of San Isidro, then explore the world behind art at Museo MATE, and finally see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo Berlin.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lima online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Lima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cusco, Peru

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.
Escape the urban bustle at exploor and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piquillacta and Museo de Arte Precolombino. When in Cusco, make a side trip to see San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas in Andahuaylillas, approximately Andahuaylillas away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, view the masterpieces at Tater Vera Ceramica, contemplate the long history of Tipon, and browse the exhibits of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cusco day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Cusco. You will leave for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.