15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador visit planner
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Fly
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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
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally stop by Nua Ami Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), then admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Sagrario.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Quito trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Quito is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz — 4 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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, browse the exhibits of Samay Latin Art, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora online attractions planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal — 3 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, make a trip to Kicker Rock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough 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 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch 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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