9 days in Cuenca Itinerary

9 days in Cuenca Itinerary

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Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Get out of town with these interesting Cuenca side-trips: Ingapirca Ruins (in Ingapirca), El Chorro Waterfall (in Giron) and Parque Chordeleg (in Chordeleg). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cuenca trip planner .

In August, daytime highs in Cuenca are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Parque Chordeleg, El Chorro Waterfall, Ingapirca Ruins, Mirador Virgen de la Nube
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral