11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel route builder

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Quito
— 1 night
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Santo Domingo de los Colorados
— 1 night
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Coca
— 3 nights
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Puerto Lopez
— 2 nights
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Quito

— 1 night

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.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Quito road trip planner.

Austin, USA to Quito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Quito is 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Quito: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Santo Domingo de los Colorados

— 1 night
Santo Domingo de los Colorados, simply referred to as Santo Domingo, is a city and seat of the canton that bears its name. On the 11th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico la isla del Tapir.

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You can drive from Quito to Santo Domingo de los Colorados in 3.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Banos.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Banos

— 2 nights
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 13th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mundo Verde, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa). On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta de las cascadas, then admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon, and then admire the natural beauty at Orquideario Rio Verde.

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You can take a bus from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Banos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coca.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Coca

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of MACCO - Museo Arqueologico Centro Cultural Orellana and get outside with Sachalodge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coca trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by bus from Banos to Coca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. You will leave for Puerto Lopez on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Coca

Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Puerto Lopez

— 2 nights
Sitting on the edge of a bay on the Pacific coast of Manabi Province, the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez acts as headquarters for the surrounding national park.
On the 18th (Sat), head outdoors with Aventuras La Plata and then look for gifts at Pacha Chocolates. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Playa de los Frailes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Lopez travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Coca to Puerto Lopez in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Lopez are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.