22 days in Guayaquil, Quito & Cuenca Itinerary

22 days in Guayaquil, Quito & Cuenca Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 5 nights
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Quito
— 9 nights
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Cuenca
— 7 nights
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Guayaquil

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kids will enjoy Las Penas and Hacienda La Danesa. There's still lots to do: stop by Cerro Santa Ana, take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 10-hour flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Quito

— 9 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Quito Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi), Otavalo (Iglesia San Francisco & Mercado 24 de Mayo) and Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (in Calacali). Spend the 3rd (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Independence Square, find something for the whole family at Nayon Xtreme Valley, and explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Quito sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in July, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 4:

Cuenca

— 7 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Bring the kids along to El Cajas National Park and Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, and get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP.

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Traveling by flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Cuenca is little chillier than Quito - with highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11: