6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Quito
— 1 night
Drive
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Banos
— 1 night
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Bus to Quito Terminal Norte terrestre de Carcelén, Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Guayaquil
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quito trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Quito to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

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Banos

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Banos holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve and then take an in-depth tour of Maprae.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora attractions planner.

Getting from Banos to Puerto Ayora by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Guayaquil

— 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil in 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Guayaquil are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks
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Highlights from your trip

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.