17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Otavalo
— 5 nights
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Quito
— 10 nights

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Otavalo

Otavalo ©
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Gabriel Ceballos Ulloa and Museo Fabrica Imbabura. Head to Otavalo Market and La Plaza Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Otavalo side-trips: Laguna de Yahuarcocha (in Ibarra), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Parque Arqueologico Cochasqui (in Puntazanja). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia El Jordan, make a trip to Cochasqui Pyramids, and pick up some local products at Mercado 24 de Mayo.

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Chicago, USA to Otavalo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Otavalo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Waterfall
Cascada de Peguche
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Outdoor Activity
Laguna de Yahuarcocha
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Water Body
Cuicocha
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Sagrario and Walking tours. Head to Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal and Quicentro Shoppingfor some retail therapy. Spend the 28th (Mon) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the masterpieces at Convento De San Francisco, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the lush surroundings at Maquipucuna Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Quito road trip planning site.

You can drive from Otavalo to Quito in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Museo Casa del Alabado
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