3 Days in Quito Itinerary Story

By Deb Pati



3 Days in Quito Itinerary Story

If you only have a short time to spend exploring Quito, then 3 days in...


Day 1

The Historic Center, Plazas, Churches, a Garden & La Ronda Neighborhood

Quito is the second-highest capital city in the world, located in a high mountain valley...

Day 1 - Stop 1

Start with a Free Walking Tour to See Colonial Quito

Begin your day with a free walking tour. A free walking tour is the best...

Day 1 - Stop 2

Jardín Botanico de Quito

If you love getting to know the local flora and fauna, then Quito's Botanical Garden...

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Day 1 - Stop 3

Basílica del Voto Nacional

The Basílica del Voto Nacional is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas. It's probably...

Day 1 - Stop 4

La Ronda Neighborhood

Although you would have already seen a bit of La Ronda during the walking tour...

Day 2

The Middle of the World City, a Museum, an Artisanal Market, and Plaza Foch

On the second day of your trip, I recommend you visit the Middle of the...

Day 2 - Stop 1

Middle of the World City

Did you know that Ecuador means equator in English? The equatorial line passes through Quito...

Day 2 - Stop 2

Museo Numismático - Banco Central del Ecuador

If museums are your thing, then you'll love Museo del Banco Central. It has a...

Day 2 - Stop 3

Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

No matter which country I travel to, I make it a point to visit the...

Day 2 - Stop 4

Plaza Foch

After exploring for the whole day, your last stop should be Plaza Foch. It's the...

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Day 3

Take a Trip to Lake Quilotoa

On your last day in Quito, I recommend you continue your journey a little farther...

Day 3 - Stop 1

Lake Quilotoa

Lake Quilotoa is one of three crater lakes in Ecuador and is only 2.5 hours...



Three days in Quito are plenty to explore the city and its surroundings. Many of...