10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Quito
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pujili
— 1 night
Drive
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Ambato
— 1 night
Drive
4
Banos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 3 nights
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Quito

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Fri), deepen your understanding at La Ronda and then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quito online route planner.

Willemstad, Curacao to Quito is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Willemstad in February, expect Quito to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Pujili.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites

Pujili

— 1 night
Pujilí is a small town in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador, located ten to twenty minutes from Latacunga. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hike along Canon del Rio Toachi.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Pujili trip planner.

Getting from Quito to Pujili by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Quito in March since evenings lows in Pujili dip to 10°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ambato.

Things to do in Pujili

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Ambato

— 1 night
Ambato is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get outside with La Quinta de Juan Leon Mera, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo de Montalvo, and then trek along Paseo Ecologico.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambato trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pujili to Ambato in an hour. March in Ambato sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Ambato

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Parks

Banos

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get outside with Canopy doble puerta del cielo, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico de San Martin, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Ruta de las cascadas, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Fray Enrique Mideros.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Banos road trip website.

Getting from Ambato to Banos by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Cuenca

— 3 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.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, trot along with Centro Ecuestre Bellavista, then admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cuenca day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banos to Cuenca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.