5 days in Ecuador & Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Ecuador & Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Ecuador & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Quito, Ecuador
1
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Quito, Ecuador


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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
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 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito trip planner.

If you are flying in from Ecuador, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. marzo in Quito sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre

1
night
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit Las Penas and then stop by Cerro Santa Ana.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil vacation builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in marzo; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

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Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Frida Kahlo and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Zocalo, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip planning website.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Mexico City in 6 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Guayaquil in marzo, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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