10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Mindo
— 1 night
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Santo Domingo de los Colorados
— 1 night
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Papallacta
— Few hours
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Quito
— Few hours
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Coca
— 3 nights
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Machalilla National Park
— 3 nights

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Mindo

Mindo ©
Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nambilla Cascadas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden, and then stop by El Escampadero.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mindo road trip planning app.

Quito to Mindo is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

Things to do in Mindo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Waterfall
Nambilla Cascadas
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Gift & Specialty Shop
El Escampadero
4.5

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Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Santo Domingo de los Colorados
Santo Domingo de los Colorados, simply referred to as Santo Domingo, is a city and seat of the canton that bears its name. To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santo Domingo de los Colorados trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Mindo to Santo Domingo de los Colorados in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Papallacta.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Papallacta

Papallacta ©
A trip to Papallacta takes you to a small village situated at an altitude of 3,300 m (11,000 ft).
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas de Papallacta.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Papallacta trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Papallacta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Papallacta

Nature · Spas · Parks
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Hot Spring
Termas de Papallacta
4.5

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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.
For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quito trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Papallacta to Quito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Coca.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

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Coca

Coca ©
Puerto Francisco de Orellana, also known as El Coca, is the capital of province of Orellana in eastern Ecuador. Coca is known for nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MACCO - Museo Arqueologico Centro Cultural Orellana and head outdoors with Sachalodge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Coca road trip website.

Drive from Quito to Coca in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Quito in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Coca: highs are around 84°F and lows about 72°F. You will leave for Machalilla National Park on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Coca

Outdoors · Museums
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Outdoor Activity
Sachalodge
4.3

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Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park ©
A trip to Machalilla National Park provides an opportunity to witness the wetlands and forest of Ecuador and its rich plant and animal life, threatened by poaching and deforestation.
Machalilla National Park is known for beaches and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Frailes, head off the coast to Isla de la Plata, and make a trip to Agua Blanca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Machalilla National Park travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coca to Machalilla National Park. In April, daytime highs in Machalilla National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Landmark
Agua Blanca
4.1

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