15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Guayaquil
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Cuenca
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Alausi
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Salinas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Montanita
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
8
Quito
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Banos
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Chicago

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 90°F and lows are around 74°F. You will leave for Cuenca on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours Parks Outdoors

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night
Cuenca

Cuenca
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cuenca online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Cuenca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in December: highs in Cuenca hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Alausi.

Things to do in Cuenca

Tours Outdoors Shopping

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Alausi

Alausi
Alausí is a town in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador.HistoryDuring the Spanish conquest of Ecuador, the city was named by Sebastián de Belalcázar as San Pedro de Alausí, giving the city the name of the saint of the day, coinciding with the founding of the city of Quito. To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alausi trip planner.

Drive from Cuenca to Alausi in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Alausi are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll set off for Guayaquil on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Alausi

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Guayaquil travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Alausi to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Alausi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Guayaquil: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Salinas.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours Parks Outdoors

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nights
Salinas

Salinas
The coastal city of Salinas is the westernmost city on mainland Ecuador and a leading tourist destination.
To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salinas trip planning app.

Drive from Guayaquil to Salinas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in December, plan for slightly colder days in Salinas, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montanita.

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Montanita

Montanita
A small, secluded coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere and a countercultural hippy vibe, Montanita has a reputation as a seaside getaway with a twist.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montanita travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salinas to Montanita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Guayaquil.

Things to do in Montanita

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Montanita to Guayaquil in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Montanita, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 74°F. You will leave for Quito on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours Parks Outdoors

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night
Quito

Quito
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
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Fly from Guayaquil to Quito in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Quito is a bit cooler than Guayaquil - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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night
Quilotoa

Quilotoa
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Quilotoa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks Nature Trails

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Banos

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Banos takes 3 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Tours Parks

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nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Guayaquil itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Banos to Guayaquil takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Tours Parks Outdoors

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