28 days in Ecuador Itinerary

28 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 6 nights
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Cuenca
— 6 nights
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Latacunga
— 3 nights
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Quilotoa
— 2 nights
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Quito
— 10 nights

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, get a taste of life in the country at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, and take a stroll through Las Penas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil itinerary planner.

Missoula, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Guayaquil is warmer than Missoula - with highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Historic Walking Area
Guayaquil Historical Park
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon 2000
4.5
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Neighborhood
Las Penas
4.5

6
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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.
Fill the 3rd (Thu) with unforgettable perspectives with Arutam Ecotours. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Parapente Paute-Azuay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cuenca road trip app.

Drive from Guayaquil to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in November, plan for slightly colder days in Cuenca, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Latacunga.

Things to do in Cuenca

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
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National Park
El Cajas National Park
4.8

3
nights
Latacunga

Latacunga ©

Mashca City

Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798.
Venture out of the city with trips to Machachi (Mercado Central, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cotopaxi National Park, look for gifts at La Tienda, stroll through Area Nacional de Recreacion El Boliche, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Latacunga online day trip planner.

Getting from Cuenca to Latacunga by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cuenca in December, with highs in Latacunga at 69°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Latacunga

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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National Park
Cotopaxi National Park
4.6
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Church
La Catedral
4.3

2
nights
Quilotoa

Quilotoa ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa. On your second day here, hike along Sendero al Fondo del Crater, take some stellar pictures from Shalala Lodge, and then explore the activities along Napo River.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Quilotoa trip maker app.

You can drive from Latacunga to Quilotoa in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Water Body
Laguna Quilotoa
4.8
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Water Body
Napo River
5.0
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Lookout
Shalala Lodge
4.7

10
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Quito

Quito ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quito side-trips: Museo De La Casa Kingman (in San Rafael), Otavalo (Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon, Otavalo Market, &more) and Pichincha (in Puerto Quito). Spend the 17th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, paddle through the water with Adventure Journeys, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Quito trip app.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Quito takes 3.5 hours. December in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Side Trips

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