15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry to Isla Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Otavalo
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Otavalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quito
— 4 nights
Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Diego

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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 (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary tool.

San Diego, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Guayaquil. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks
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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 zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Concha de Perla, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, and indulge in some personalized pampering at La Playita.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil road trip planner.

Fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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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, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, take an in-depth tour of Maprae, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora route planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Otavalo.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Otavalo

— 2 nights
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of Municipio de Otavalo, then explore the activities along Cuicocha, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Otavalo Market and then make a trip to Cochasqui Pyramids.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Otavalo day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Otavalo in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Otavalo

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Quito

— 4 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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, and make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quito trip planner.

Drive from Otavalo to Quito in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Quito sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

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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.