26 days in Ecuador, Pasto & Bogota Itinerary

26 days in Ecuador, Pasto & Bogota Itinerary

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 day
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
3
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
4
Quito, Ecuador
— 6 nights
5
Riobamba, Ecuador
— 2 nights
6
Ambato, Ecuador
— 1 night
7
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 2 nights
8
Baltra, Ecuador
— 1 night
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 2 nights
10
Pasto, Colombia
— 1 night
11
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
12
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 3 nights

1
day
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Santay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, and finally take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip planner.

Quito to Guayaquil is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in October, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Isla Santay ©
Isla Santay
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

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nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Guapulo, look for gifts at Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal, stop by Galeria Latina, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Olga Fisch Folklore, stop by Shepherd Ecuador, stop by Mariscal District, thentake a peaceful walk through Pasochoa Forest Reserve, and finally explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Quito trip planner.

Fly from Guayaquil to Quito in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in October, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Quito

Shopping Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal ©
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal
Guapulo ©
Guapulo
Pasochoa Forest Reserve ©
Pasochoa Forest Reserve

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nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, look for gifts at Shepherd Ecuador, stop by Olga Fisch Folklore, thenlook for gifts at Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal, and finally look for gifts at Galeria Latina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Guapulo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, take a stroll through Mariscal District, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pasochoa Forest Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Acuarela y Dibujo Munoz Marino.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quito road trip app.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Quito

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal ©
Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal
Guapulo ©
Guapulo
Pasochoa Forest Reserve ©
Pasochoa Forest Reserve

6
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guapulo and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Appreciate the collections at Casa Museo Guayasamin and Intinan Museum. Explore Quito's surroundings by going to Cotacachi (Iglesia Matriz & Cuicocha), Otavalo (Otavalo Market & Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado) and Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta). Enjoy Quito some more: stop by Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Teresita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Quito road trip site.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Quito

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotacachi, Otavalo, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Termas de Papallacta
Highlights from your plan
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta

2
nights
Riobamba, Ecuador

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro Bici, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Balbanera, and then hunt for treasures at Markt Guamote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Altar Mountain, explore the activities along Lakes of Ozogoche (Lagunas de Ozogoche), thencontemplate the long history of Catedral de Riobamba, and finally stop by Market Guamote.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Riobamba road trip site.

Drive from Quito to Riobamba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Riobamba when traveling from Quito in October, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambato.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Iglesia de Balbanera ©
Iglesia de Balbanera
Altar Mountain ©
Altar Mountain

1
night
Ambato, Ecuador

Ambato ©
Ambato is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall de los Andes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral de Ambato, and then get outside with La Quinta de Juan Leon Mera.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ambato online tour builder.

You can drive from Riobamba to Ambato in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Ambato, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Ambato

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Quinta de Juan Leon Mera ©
La Quinta de Juan Leon Mera
La Catedral de Ambato ©
La Catedral de Ambato
Mall de los Andes ©
Mall de los Andes

2
nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): meet the residents at AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico, thenexamine the collection at Homero Ortega, thenexamine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, and finally examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, thenstop by Galapagos Artesanias, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cuenca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ambato to Cuenca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico ©
AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico
Pumapungo Museo ©
Pumapungo Museo
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja

1
night
Baltra, Ecuador

Baltra ©
On the 1st (Tue), head outdoors with Tip Top Fleet, make a trip to Ecua-Andino Galapagos, and then head off the coast to North Seymour Island.

Find out how to plan Baltra trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Cuenca to Baltra by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cuenca in October; daily highs in Baltra reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Baltra

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

2
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Maki-Art Gallery and Galeria Aymara. Get outdoors at El Garrapatero and Las Grietas. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, look for gifts at Darwin's Cotton, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Baltra to Puerto Ayora in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pasto.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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night
Pasto, Colombia

Pasto ©
Pasto sits in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,527 m (8,290 ft) above sea level.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Fatima, admire the striking features of Centro historico de Pasto, ponder the world of politics at Edificio de la Gobernacion de Narino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Pasto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Felipe. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Centro Cultural Pandiaco Museo Del Carnaval, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Cristo Rey, thenstroll around Toledo Park, and finally catch a live event at Estadio Departamental Libertad.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pasto trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Pasto. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in November, expect nights in Pasto to be colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Pasto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Templo de San Felipe ©
Templo de San Felipe
Casa Museo Taminango ©
Casa Museo Taminango
Iglesia de Fatima ©
Iglesia de Fatima

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nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, thentake a stroll through Barrio La Candelaria, thentake a stroll through Zona G Bogota, and finally stop by Titan plaza. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bogota trip maker website.

Fly from Pasto to Bogota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Bogota

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Highlights from your plan
Barrio La Candelaria ©
Barrio La Candelaria
Zona G Bogota ©
Zona G Bogota
Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia ©
Iglesia El lugar de Su Presencia

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nights
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Homero Ortega and Mashca Galeria. Get some cultural insight at Ingapirca Ruins and Pumapungo Museo. See even more of Cuenca: explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, stop by Galapagos Artesanias, see the interesting displays at El Museo de Las Conceptas, and get to know the resident critters at AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bogota to Cuenca takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in November, you will find days in Cuenca are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ingapirca Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Pumapungo Museo ©
Pumapungo Museo
Ingapirca Ruins ©
Ingapirca Ruins
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja

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