15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 2 nights
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Tena
— 3 nights
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Alausi
— 1 night
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Quito
— 1 night

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quito Old Town and La Capilla Del Hombre. Get in touch with nature at Termas de Papallacta and Adventure Journeys. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, gain insight at La Ronda, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quito travel planner.

Omaha, USA to Quito is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Omaha in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Quito: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tena.

Things to do in Quito

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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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Tena

Tena ©

Cinnamon Capital

A jump-off point for exploring the rainforest and its rivers, Tena boasts a well-established commercial and tourist core, with a small airport and bus terminal and plenty of operators offering organized wilderness tours.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Jumandi Caves. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Centre Devas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Amazoonico Animal Rescue Centre, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Latas, and examine the collection at Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tena tour builder site.

You can drive from Quito to Tena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Banos.

Things to do in Tena

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

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Jumandi Caves ©
Jumandi Caves
Kayaking & Canoeing
Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki ©

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Banos

Banos ©
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 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las cascadas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally get great views at La Casa del Arbol. On the next day, head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Tena to Banos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alausi.

Things to do in Banos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas

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Alausi

Alausi ©
Alausí is a town in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador.HistoryDuring the Spanish conquest of Ecuador, the city was named by Sebastián de Belalcázar as San Pedro de Alausí, giving the city the name of the saint of the day, coinciding with the founding of the city of Quito. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to El Reloj Publico, then make a trip to Estacion Ferrocarril, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Pedro, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Libertad.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alausi online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Banos to Alausi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cuenca.
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Mirador de San Pedro ©
Mirador de San Pedro

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Cuenca

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, then take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then soak in style at Piedra de Agua Fuente Termal & Spa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca road trip planner.

Getting from Alausi to Cuenca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Cuenca sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Guayaquil, then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and finally take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in March, expect nights in Guayaquil to be warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
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Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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Quito

Quito

Light of America

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in March, expect Quito to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 60°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

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