8 days in Quito, Ibarra & Mindo Itinerary

8 days in Quito, Ibarra & Mindo Itinerary

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Quito
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Ibarra
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Mindo
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Quito

Quito ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mitad Del Mundo. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) and then examine the collection at Numismatic Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Quito tour builder site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. In March in Quito, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ibarra.

Things to do in Quito

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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco ©
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco

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Ibarra

Ibarra ©
Ibarra is a city in northern Ecuador and the capital of the Imbabura Province. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nangulvi Hot Springs, Museo de las Culturas and Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibarra: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Otavalo (Otavalo Market, Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra, contemplate the long history of Estacion Tren de la Libertad - Ibarra, head outdoors with Laguna de Yahuarcocha, and indulge your taste buds at Mercado 24 de Mayo.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ibarra route builder website.

Drive from Quito to Ibarra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mindo.

Things to do in Ibarra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Cascada de  Peguche ©
Cascada de Peguche
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Nambilla Cascadas, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

You can drive from Ibarra to Mindo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mindo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Nambilla Cascadas ©
Nambilla Cascadas
Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden ©
Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden
Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve ©
Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve