34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador holiday builder

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Quito
— 13 nights
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Cuenca
— 4 nights
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Riobamba
— 1 night
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Banos
— 3 nights
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Quito
— 10 nights
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Quito

— 13 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Casa del Alabado and Photography Tours. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Maquipucuna Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Tandayapa (Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve & Pacha Quindi Nature Refuge). On the 11th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Santo Domingo Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Quito.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Quito online itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Quito is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Quito reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 16:

Cuenca

— 4 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Carmen de la Asuncion Church and Museo del Sombrero de Paja Toquilla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral and Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirador Tres Cruces (in Dos Cuevas) and El Chorro Waterfall (in Giron). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, stroll around Parque de la Madre, explore the activities along Laguna La Toreadora, and surround yourself with nature on Cuenca Canopy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cuenca trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Quito to Cuenca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Quito in July: high temperatures in Cuenca hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Riobamba

— 1 night
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Avenida De Los Volcanes, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pro Bici, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Riobamba trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Riobamba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Riobamba are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Banos

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Cascada EL Pailon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascada el Manto de la Novia and La Catedral de Ambato. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Ruta de las cascadas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get great views at La Casa del Arbol.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos trip planner.

You can drive from Riobamba to Banos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Quito

— 10 nights

Light of America

Get in touch with nature at Termas de Papallacta and Climbing Tours. Visit Iglesia de San Diego and Iglesia Santa Barbara for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Quito: Otavalo (Santuario de San Luis, Iglesia San Francisco, &more) and Pichincha (in Puerto Quito). Explore Quito further: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Clara, gain insight at La Ronda, and examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Banos to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 3:

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.