3 Days in Quito Itinerary Story

By Deb Pati

Introduction

3 Days in Quito Itinerary Story

If you only have a short time to spend exploring Quito, then 3 days in Quito will be plenty. Of... Read more

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 on the foothills of the... Read more

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 way to familiarize yourself with... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Jardín Botanico de Quito

If you love getting to know the local flora and fauna, then Quito's Botanical Garden is a must. It has... Read more

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 the most famous church in... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

La Ronda Neighborhood

Although you would have already seen a bit of La Ronda during the walking tour, you must see it again... Read more

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 World City, a beautiful museum,... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Middle of the World City

Did you know that Ecuador means equator in English? The equatorial line passes through Quito and is where a monument... Read more

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 fantastic ceramic collection dating back... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal

No matter which country I travel to, I make it a point to visit the local markets. They give you... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

Plaza Foch

After exploring for the whole day, your last stop should be Plaza Foch. It's the main square of Mariscal Sucre.... Read more

Day 3

Take a Trip to Lake Quilotoa

On your last day in Quito, I recommend you continue your journey a little farther from the town. Visiting a... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Lake Quilotoa

Lake Quilotoa is one of three crater lakes in Ecuador and is only 2.5 hours from Quito. Visiting this lake... Read more

Conclusion

Conclusion

Three days in Quito are plenty to explore the city and its surroundings. Many of the sites and attractions mentioned... Read more