7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  24​h
1
Quito
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa del Alabado and Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania. Visit Catedral Metropolitana de Quito and Basilica del Voto Nacional for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Quito to Papallacta to see Termas de Papallacta about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Quito online travel route planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Quito is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect Quito to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Termas de Papallacta
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schoenstatt Sanctuary, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Guayaquil travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in July; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro ©
Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro

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