60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

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Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Drive to Otavalo
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Otavalo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mindo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Riobamba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Quito
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
— 2 nights
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Bus to Lago Agrio, Taxi to Lago Agrio, Fly to Loja
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Loja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 5 nights
Bus to Guayaquil, Fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 7 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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— 5 nights
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Otavalo

— 3 nights
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quitsato (in Cayambe), Ibarra (Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra & La Plaza Shopping Center) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Otavalo Market, look for gifts at Peguche Wasi, make a trip to Iglesia San Francisco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Otavalo trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Otavalo is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Ecuador Time is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mindo.

Things to do in Otavalo

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Mindo

— 3 nights
Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal.
Mindo is known for parks, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Nambilla Cascadas, get in on the family fun at Minjoy Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mindo travel planner.

You can drive from Otavalo to Mindo in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Mindo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Banos

— 4 nights
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada el Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Banos travel route planner.

Getting from Mindo to Banos by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Riobamba

— 3 nights
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Go for a jaunt from Riobamba to Guaranda to see Volcan Chimborazo about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Pro Bici, take in the awesome beauty at Chimborazo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, and get impressive views of Avenida De Los Volcanes.

To plan Riobamba vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Banos to Riobamba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Quilotoa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get great views at Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quilotoa tour planner.

Getting from Riobamba to Quilotoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Quito

— 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.
On the 18th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, gain insight at La Ronda, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and stroll around Parque La Carolina.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Quito attractions planner.

You can drive from Quilotoa to Quito in 3.5 hours. In February in Quito, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

— 2 nights
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna Grande and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuyabeno Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve journey planner.

Fly from Quito to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Loja.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Loja

— 2 nights

Musical Capital of Ecuador

On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Santiago Island, explore the striking landscape at Sullivan Bay, and then take in the pleasant sights at Calle Lourdes. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Loja online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Loja takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Loja

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Cuenca

— 5 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.
Step out of Cuenca to go to Ingapirca and see Ingapirca Ruins, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, and get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cuenca day trip planning app.

Drive from Loja to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cuenca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 7 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cuenca to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca in March, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 8 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 7 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: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, and surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:

Floreana

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Negra, and finally stroll through Cormorant Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Post Office Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Floreana holiday builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Guayaquil

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schoenstatt Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Guayaquil. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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.