13 days in Peru, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

13 days in Peru, Panama City & Bogota Itinerary

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1
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
2
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
3
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights

3
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
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 °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Pedro
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Avenida Balboa ©
Avenida Balboa
Panama La Vieja ©
Panama La Vieja
Iglesia del Carmen ©
Iglesia del Carmen

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nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
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 Parque Natural Chicaque. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio La Candelaria, admire the natural beauty at Piero Jardinero, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, and steep yourself in history at Centro de Memoria El Cuartico.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bogota online day trip planner.

Getting from Panama City to Bogota by flight takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Panama City in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bogota, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Natural Chicaque, Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
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Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Parque Natural Chicaque ©
Parque Natural Chicaque
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar ©
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar

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nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, thentake 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, thenexplore 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 °F in Lima. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Centro Historico de Lima ©
Centro Historico de Lima
Cathedral of Lima ©
Cathedral of Lima
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo ©
Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo

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nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
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 San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, view the masterpieces at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, and explore the ancient world of Q'enqo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lima to Cusco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in November since evenings lows in Cusco dip to °F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Piquillacta, San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
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Piquillacta ©
Piquillacta
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exploor
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas

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