4 days in Quito, Banos & Guayaquil Itinerary

4 days in Quito, Banos & Guayaquil Itinerary

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4 days in Quito, Banos & Guayaquil Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  9​h
1
Quito
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Banos
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

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night
Quito

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Quito trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Quito is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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Banos

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.
You've now added Servi Taxi Banos to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get great views at La Casa del Arbol, then look for gifts at Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, and then get where you need to go with Servi Taxi Banos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Banos trip planner.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Banos

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Servi Taxi Banos ©
Servi Taxi Banos
La Casa del Arbol ©
La Casa del Arbol

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Las Penas and then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banos to Guayaquil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Guayaquil are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000

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