47 days in Ecuador Itinerary

47 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 6 nights
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Banos
— 4 nights
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Riobamba
— 2 nights
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Cuenca
— 3 nights
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Loja
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 7 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 6 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 5 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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quito road trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Quito is an approximately 13-hour flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in October: high temperatures in Quito hover around 72°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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4
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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.
Explore Banos' surroundings by going to Puyo (Jardin Botanico las Orquideas & Portal a la selva) and Nate Saint House (in Shell). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to La Casa del Arbol.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos trip builder app.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.7
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Biking Trail
Ruta de las cascadas
4.5

2
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Riobamba

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Sangay National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion and then grab your bike and head to Pro Bici.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Riobamba online vacation planner.

Getting from Banos to Riobamba by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Must see
Pro Bici
4.9
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World heritage site
Sangay National Park
4.8

3
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cuenca: Ingapirca (Ingapirca Ruins & Ingapirca Archaeological Complex). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, test your problem-solving skills at Cuenca Escape Room, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cuenca trip itinerary site.

Getting from Riobamba to Cuenca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Loja.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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National Park
El Cajas National Park
4.8
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Architectural Building
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
4.8

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Loja

Loja ©

Musical Capital of Ecuador

On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santiago (Sullivan Bay & Santiago Island). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Podocarpus. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Parque Central, take in the pleasant sights at Calle Lourdes, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Centro Comercial Loja, and savor a delicious cup with Free Walks Loja.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Loja trip planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Loja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Loja

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Loberia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Loja to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6.5 hours. November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Beach
La Loberia
4.6
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Beach
Cerro Brujo
4.9
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Island
Isla Lobos
4.7

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora road trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in November, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.9

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears, relax and rejuvenate at La Playita, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil online visit planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Floreana

Floreana ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Cormorant Point, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Post Office Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Floreana trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
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Beach
Playa Negra
4.7
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Landmark
Post Office Bay
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Devil's Crown
4.5

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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.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Las Penas, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and head off the coast to Isla Santay.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Guayaquil with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Neighborhood
Las Penas
4.5
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Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon 2000
4.5

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