18 days in Ecuador Itinerary

18 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Cuenca
— 4 nights
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Puerto Lopez
— 1 night
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Manta
— 1 night
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Pedernales
— 1 night
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Ambato
— 4 nights
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Quito
— 6 nights

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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.
Cuenca is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, and stop by Kdorfzaun Panama Hat Factory.

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Atlanta, USA to Cuenca is an approximately 11-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: high temperatures in Cuenca hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Cuenca

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

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Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez ©
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 20th (Fri), get outside with Aventuras La Plata, kick back and relax at Playa de los Frailes, and then don't miss a visit to Clara Luna.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Lopez online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Puerto Lopez takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cuenca in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Lopez: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manta.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Aventuras La Plata ©
Aventuras La Plata
Clara Luna ©
Clara Luna

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Centro Cívico Ciudad Alfaro and then find your balance on the water with Kite Ecuador.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manta trip site.

Getting from Puerto Lopez to Manta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pedernales.

Things to do in Manta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Kite Ecuador ©
Kite Ecuador
Centro Cívico Ciudad Alfaro ©
Centro Cívico Ciudad Alfaro

1
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Pedernales

Pedernales ©
On the 22nd (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pedernales trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Manta to Pedernales in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ambato.

Things to do in Pedernales

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor ©
Reserva Bosque Seco Lalo Loor

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Ambato

Ambato ©
Ambato is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. Get out of town with these interesting Ambato side-trips: Riobamba (Avenida De Los Volcanes, Pro Bici, &more), Volcan Chimborazo (in Guaranda) and Shalala Lodge (in Quilotoa). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa and stop by La Pajara Pinta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambato route planner.

You can drive from Pedernales to Ambato in 5.5 hours. November in Ambato sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Quito.

Things to do in Ambato

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Volcan Chimborazo ©
Volcan Chimborazo

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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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, browse the exhibits of La Capilla Del Hombre, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and pedal to the sights with Adventure Journeys.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Quito trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ambato to Quito takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Quito, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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