60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador journey planner

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Quito
— 7 nights
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Loja
— 3 nights
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Cuenca
— 4 nights
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Riobamba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
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Otavalo
— 2 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 9 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 8 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 9 nights
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Puerto Lopez
— 1 night
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Guayaquil
— 5 nights
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Quito

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Basilica del Voto Nacional. On the 18th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, stroll around Parque La Carolina, don't miss a visit to El Panecillo, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito online trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Quito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Quito to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Loja.

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Loja

— 3 nights

Musical Capital of Ecuador

On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vilcabamba (Hosteria Izhcayluma Spa & Sendero Cerro Mandango) and Sullivan Bay (in Santiago). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Podocarpus. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Recreacional Jipiro.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Loja online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Loja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Loja

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

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Cuenca

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like El Cajas National Park and Mirador de Turi will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, explore the activities along Laguna La Toreadora, take in the views from El Puente Roto, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes.

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You can drive from Loja to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Riobamba

— 5 nights
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Step out of Riobamba with an excursion to Volcan Chimborazo in Guaranda--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro Bici, contemplate the geological forces at Avenida De Los Volcanes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Balbanera, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Condor Cocha.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Riobamba day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Riobamba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Banos

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Cascada EL Pailon and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas, get great views at La Casa del Arbol, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa).

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Banos trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Riobamba to Banos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure
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Quilotoa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Quilotoa trip planner.

You can drive from Banos to Quilotoa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Otavalo.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Otavalo

— 2 nights
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Cuicocha and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Otavalo Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Otavalo trip planner.

Getting from Quilotoa to Otavalo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 9 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Bring the kids along to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Think Galapagos. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Galapagos Sub Aqua, and experience rural life at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora journey builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Otavalo to Puerto Ayora in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 8 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Los Tuneles and Sierra Negra. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears, and surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Floreana

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Floreana journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Beaches
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 9 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cerro Tijeretas and Wreck Bay Diving Center. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola, hike along Punta Pitt, and make a trip to Dona Pilo.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In December in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Puerto Lopez

— 1 night
Sitting on the edge of a bay on the Pacific coast of Manabi Province, the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez acts as headquarters for the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Pacha Chocolates and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Frailes.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Lopez trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Lopez takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Malecon 2000 and Parque Seminario. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Las Penas, stop by Cerro Santa Ana, get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, and examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum.

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You can take a shuttle from Puerto Lopez to Guayaquil in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
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Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.