6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cotopaxi International Airport, Drive to Banos
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Banos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alausi
Drive
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Cuenca
— 1 night
Drive
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly

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Banos

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Servi Taxi Banos. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon, then look for gifts at Mundo Verde, and then go from sight to sight with Servi Taxi Banos.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Banos tour itinerary maker tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Banos is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. You'll set off for Alausi on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Banos

Transportation · Tours · Parks · Nature
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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. On the 9th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Libertad and then get great views at Mirador de San Pedro.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alausi travel route site.

Drive from Banos to Alausi in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cuenca.
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Highlights from your trip

Cuenca

— 1 night

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Catedral Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza de las flores, then stop by Homero Ortega, then walk around Parque San Sebastian, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cuenca trip maker website.

You can drive from Alausi to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cuenca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, and finally visit Las Penas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Guayaquil trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cuenca in October: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.