5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Quito
— 1 night
2
Quilotoa
— 1 night
3
Mindo
— 1 night
4
Otavalo
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, thenmake a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally look for gifts at La Mundial Custom Boots. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at La Ronda, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Quito. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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Quilotoa

Quilotoa ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): trek along Sendero al Fondo del Crater and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Quilotoa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Quito to Quilotoa takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mindo.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna Quilotoa
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Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Sendero al Fondo del Crater ©
Sendero al Fondo del Crater

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Mindo

Mindo ©
Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at El Escampadero, thenadmire the sheer force of Nambilla Cascadas, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mindo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Mindo takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Otavalo.

Things to do in Mindo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nambilla Cascadas ©
Nambilla Cascadas
Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden ©
Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden
Zipline

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Otavalo

Otavalo ©
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll around Condor Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Peguche, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Otavalo Market.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Otavalo travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mindo to Otavalo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cascada de  Peguche ©
Cascada de Peguche
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market

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