8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador route planner

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Train to Gare De L'est, Fly to Quito
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Quito
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machachi
Drive
3
Latacunga
— 1 night
Drive
4
Banos
Drive
5
Riobamba
— 1 night
Drive
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Alausi
Drive
7
Ingapirca
— 1 night
Drive
8
Cuenca
Drive
9
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly
10
Papallacta
Drive to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Fly to Luxembourg City

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Quito

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Quito trip website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Quito is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in November: highs in Quito hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Machachi.

Things to do in Quito

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Machachi

Machachi is the canton seat of Mejía Canton in the Pichincha province of Ecuador.Machachi is located to the south of the capital of Ecuador, Quito. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Mira Andes Ecuador.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Machachi planner.

Traveling by car from Quito to Machachi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Latacunga.

Things to do in Machachi

Outdoors · Spas · Tours
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Latacunga

— 1 night

Mashca City

Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798.
To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Latacunga journey planner.

Traveling by car from Machachi to Latacunga takes an hour. Traveling from Machachi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Latacunga, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Banos on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Latacunga

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Banos trip planner.

You can drive from Latacunga to Banos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Nature
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Riobamba

— 1 night
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Riobamba online vacation planner.

Drive from Banos to Riobamba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Alausi.

Things to do in Riobamba

Outdoors · 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get great views at Mirador de San Pedro.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Alausi day trip site.

Drive from Riobamba to Alausi in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Alausi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ingapirca.
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Ingapirca

— 1 night
In the shadow of a famous archaeological site of the same name, the tiny village of Ingapirca serves as an excellent stop-off point adding a dose of history and culture.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ingapirca trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Alausi to Ingapirca in 2 hours. You'll set off for Cuenca on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Ingapirca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Cuenca

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and then take in the views from El Puente Roto.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cuenca road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ingapirca to Cuenca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario and then take a stroll through Las Penas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip planner.

Getting from Cuenca to Guayaquil by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Guayaquil: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Papallacta.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks
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Papallacta

A trip to Papallacta takes you to a small village situated at an altitude of 3,300 m (11,000 ft).
To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Papallacta trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Papallacta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Papallacta

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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.

Cotopaxi Province travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Volcanos · Lookouts
Cotopaxi is one of the provinces of Ecuador. The capital is Latacunga. The province contains the Cotopaxi Volcano, an intermittent volcano with a height of 19,388 feet.CantonsThe province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each canton with its population (per the 2001 census), its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat (capital).DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 72.1%Indigenous 22.1%White 2.3%Montubio 1.8%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.7%Other 0.1%

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Chimborazo Province travel guide

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Biking Trails · Mountains · Churches
Chimborazo is a province in the central Ecuadorian Andes. It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The capital is Riobamba. The province contains Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.CantonsThe province is divided into 10 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.Town's in the province include Cacha.DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 58.4%Indigenous 38.0%White 2.2%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.1%Montubio 0.3%Other 0.1%

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