9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

9 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Tijuana, Fly to Quito
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Quito
— 4 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Banos
— 1 night
Drive
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Alausi
— 2 nights
Drive to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Fly to San Diego

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Quito

— 4 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.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

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San Diego, USA to Quito is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Quito due to the time zone difference. In September, Quito is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Quilotoa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Quilotoa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Banos planning tool.

You can drive from Quilotoa to Banos in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Alausi.

Things to do in Banos

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Alausi

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Libertad and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Pedro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alausi day trip planning app.

Drive from Banos to Alausi in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Alausi are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

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

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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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