24 days in Ecuador, Lima & Huaraz Itinerary

24 days in Ecuador, Lima & Huaraz Itinerary

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Lima, Peru
— 1 day
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Huaraz, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
— 1 night
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Banos, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— Few hours
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Floreana, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 1 night
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights

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day
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), then pause for some serene contemplation at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary maker site.

Toledo, Brazil to Lima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toledo to Lima. When traveling from Toledo in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Lima, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Huaraz.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

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nights
Huaraz, Peru

Huaraz ©
One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Laguna Churup in Huascaran National Park (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with Eco Ice Peru, take in the natural beauty of Banos Termales de Monterrey, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Ancash "Augusto Soriano Infante", and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Huaraz online route planner.

You can fly from Lima to Huaraz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Huaraz when traveling from Lima in November, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huaraz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Churup
Highlights from your plan
Eco Ice Peru ©
Eco Ice Peru
Laguna Churup ©
Laguna Churup
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Torre Tagle, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Lima. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), wander the streets of Miraflores, then stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally make a trip to Paseo de los Heroes Navales.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lima trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Huaraz to Lima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huaraz in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Circuito Magico Del Agua ©
Circuito Magico Del Agua
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

1
night
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, then steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba.

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You can fly from Lima to Cuenca in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in November, plan for little chillier nights in Cuenca, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

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nights
Banos, Ecuador

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.
Banos is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta de las cascadas, get impressive views of Tungurahua, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Banos travel planning app.

You can drive from Cuenca to Banos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

few
hours
Quito, Ecuador

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind La Virgen del Panecillo, don't miss a visit to El Panecillo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario.

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Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Sagrario ©
El Sagrario
El Panecillo ©
El Panecillo
La Virgen del Panecillo ©
La Virgen del Panecillo

2
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Malecon Cuna del Sol, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and finally make a trip to The Wall of Tears.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

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night
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Cormorant Point, then make a trip to Post Office Bay, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

1
night
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora journey builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In November in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, then kick back and relax at Playa Mann, and then make a trip to Dona Pilo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Mann
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann

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nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
Enjoy Quito some more: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and identify plant and animal life at Adventure Journeys.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quito planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in December, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Adventure Journeys ©
Adventure Journeys

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