15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Drive
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Cuenca
— 1 night
Drive
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Alausi
— Few hours
Drive
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Drive
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Machala
— 1 day
Drive
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Guayaquil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salinas
— 1 night
Bus
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Quito
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— Few hours
Drive
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Quito
— 1 night
Bus
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Montanita
— 1 night
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 90°F and lows are around 74°F. You will leave for Cuenca on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
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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.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cuenca online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Cuenca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in December: highs in Cuenca hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alausi.

Things to do in Cuenca

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Alausi

Alausí is a town in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador.HistoryDuring the Spanish conquest of Ecuador, the city was named by Sebastián de Belalcázar as San Pedro de Alausí, giving the city the name of the saint of the day, coinciding with the founding of the city of Quito. You've now added The Devil's Nose Train Ride to your itinerary. On the 29th (Tue), get interesting insight from The Devil's Nose Train Ride.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alausi travel route planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Alausi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Alausi

Tours

Side Trip

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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Alausi to Guayaquil by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alausi in December: highs in Guayaquil hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 74°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Machala.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Machala

Machala is a city in south-west Ecuador. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Machala and then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified forest Puyango.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Machala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Machala in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Guayaquil, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Machala, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Machala

Nature · Parks
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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, then wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa, and then admire the striking features of Torre Morisca. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Ana Port, don't miss a visit to Hemiciclo de la Rotonda, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Guayaquil planner.

You can drive from Machala to Guayaquil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salinas.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Salinas

The coastal city of Salinas is the westernmost city on mainland Ecuador and a leading tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de las Ballenas and then stroll through Playa de Chipipe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salinas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Salinas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in January, expect nights in Salinas to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Salinas

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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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.
Plan my Quito trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Salinas to Quito in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Quito is a bit cooler than Salinas - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. You'll set off for Quilotoa on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Quito

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Quilotoa

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quilotoa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Quito on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Quito

Light of America

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Quito using our trip planner.

You can drive from Quilotoa to Quito in 3.5 hours. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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Banos

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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Quito to Banos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Montanita on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Montanita

A small, secluded coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere and a countercultural hippy vibe, Montanita has a reputation as a seaside getaway with a twist.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montanita travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Banos to Montanita in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Guayaquil.

Things to do in Montanita

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Guayaquil itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Montanita to Guayaquil takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Montanita, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 74°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
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Ecuador travel guide

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With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

El Oro Province travel guide

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Landmarks · Forests · Churches
El Oro province is the southernmost of Ecuador's coastal provinces. It was named for its historically important gold production. Today it is one of the world's major exporters of bananas. The capital is Machala.HistoryEl Oro province is historically the major area of banana production in Ecuador.GeographyTo the north and east the province has borders with the provinces Guayas, Azuay and Loja. To the west and south it is limited by the Pacific Ocean and the Peruvian Tumbes Region.The province is divided in 14 cantons and features a wide range of attractions, such as the Jambelí Islands, the petrified forest of the Puyango River, and the island of Santa Clara, to name a few.DemographicsPopulation 1990: 412,572Population 2000: 525,763Population 2010: 600,659 Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 81.6%White 7.8%Afro-Ecuadorian 6.9%Montubio 2.8%Indigenous 0.7%Other 0.3%

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