12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 2 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito — 2 nights

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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and admire the striking features of El Sagrario.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Quito route planner.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Quito is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oranjestad to Quito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oranjestad in November, you will find days in Quito are little chillier (26°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela — 3 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Los Tuneles, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz — 3 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In November in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal — 2 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 10th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Busto de Charles Darwin., make a trip to Swordfish Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Estatua de Charles Darwin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Oro.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil — 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 4 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Ecuador travel guide

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With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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