14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 1 night
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Nueva Loja
— 3 nights
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Papallacta
— 1 night
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Mindo
— 1 night
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Santo Domingo de los Colorados
— 1 night
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Manta
— 2 nights
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Machalilla National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nueva Loja.

Things to do in Quito

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Religious Site
Basilica del Voto Nacional
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Must see
Quito Old Town
4.8

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Nueva Loja

Nueva Loja ©
Parque Ecologico y Recreativo Lago Agrio Perla has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nueva Loja trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quito to Nueva Loja in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Quito in April, expect Nueva Loja to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Papallacta.

Things to do in Nueva Loja

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).
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Termas de Papallacta.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Papallacta trip builder website.

Getting from Nueva Loja to Papallacta by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for Mindo on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Papallacta

Nature · Spas · Parks
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Hot Spring
Termas de Papallacta
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mindo route planning app.

Drive from Papallacta to Mindo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Santo Domingo de los Colorados.

Things to do in Mindo

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Waterfall
Nambilla Cascadas
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Zipline
Zipline
4.7

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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 where to stay and more tourist information, read Santo Domingo de los Colorados trip maker site.

You can drive from Mindo to Santo Domingo de los Colorados in 2 hours. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Manta.

Things to do in Santo Domingo de los Colorados

Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Manta

Manta ©

Ecuador's First Seaport

A busy and wealthy port town, Manta serves as an increasingly important economic hub thanks to its thriving tuna fishing industry and famously productive population.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Lorenzo. On your second day here, stroll through Playa el Murcielago, then kick back and relax at Playa Santa Marianita, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Tarqui.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manta tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Santo Domingo de los Colorados to Manta takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Machalilla National Park.

Things to do in Manta

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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: kick back and relax at Playa de los Frailes, step off the mainland to explore Isla de la Plata, and don't miss a visit to Agua Blanca.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Machalilla National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manta to Machalilla National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Manta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Machalilla National Park, with lows of 74°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Landmark
Agua Blanca
4.1

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