60 days in Ecuador & Bolivia Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador & Bolivia Itinerary

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Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Otavalo, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Quilotoa, Ecuador
— 2 nights
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Riobamba, Ecuador
— 3 nights
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Cuenca, Ecuador
— 4 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 6 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 7 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 8 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
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Tupiza, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
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Quito, Ecuador

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Puerto Quito to see Pichincha about 42 minutes away. On the 3rd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary planning site.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Quito is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hammamet in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Quito, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador

— 2 nights
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuyabeno Reserve. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve online route maker.

Getting from Quito to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Otavalo.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Otavalo, Ecuador

— 4 nights
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Otavalo: Cayambe (Hacienda La Jesus & Volcan Cayambe), Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra (in Ibarra) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Otavalo Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia El Jordan, walk around Condor Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Peguche.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Otavalo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Otavalo in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Quilotoa, Ecuador

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Reserva Ecologica Los Ilinizas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Sendero al Fondo del Crater and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Quilotoa trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Otavalo to Quilotoa in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riobamba, Ecuador

— 3 nights
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Pro Bici, stop by Market Guamote, take in the awesome beauty at Avenida De Los Volcanes, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Riobamba trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Riobamba takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Riobamba can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Cuenca, Ecuador

— 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.
Cuenca is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, and stroll around Parque El Paraiso.

Make your Cuenca itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Riobamba to Cuenca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

— 6 nights
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: head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil visit planner.

You can fly from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

— 7 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately Baltra away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora road trip app.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

— 8 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Ecuagringo Fishing, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

La Paz, Bolivia

— 6 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get out of town with these interesting La Paz side-trips: Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get great views at Mirador Killi Killi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Paz trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to La Paz. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in June, expect La Paz to be much colder, temps between 17°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uyuni online tour builder.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tupiza, Bolivia

— 2 nights
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Puerta del Diablo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tupiza driving holiday tool.

Drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Potosi, Bolivia

— 2 nights

Ville Imperial

One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then admire the striking features of Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cerro Rico.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Potosi vacation planner.

Drive from Tupiza to Potosi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Potosi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites · Museums

Sucre, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, get outside with La Maja, then get curious at Museo del Tesoro, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Potosi to Sucre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Potosi in June, expect Sucre to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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.

Chimborazo Province travel guide

4.1
Biking Trails · Mountains · Churches
Chimborazo is a province in the central Ecuadorian Andes. It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The capital is Riobamba. The province contains Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.CantonsThe province is divided into 10 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.Town's in the province include Cacha.DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 58.4%Indigenous 38.0%White 2.2%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.1%Montubio 0.3%Other 0.1%

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Galapagos Islands travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.