15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner
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Fly
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Quito
— 3 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
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Step out of Quito with an excursion to Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve in Calacali--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary site.

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. When traveling from Oranjestad in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Quito: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · 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.
Get outdoors at Los Tuneles and Rosedelco- Day tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cueva de Sucre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 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 7th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Samay Latin Art and The Angelique Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora route maker.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough 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.
Visiting Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency and Cerro Tijeretas will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Pitt, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, stroll through Playa de Oro, and pause for some photo ops at Busto de Charles Darwin..

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) 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 15th (Tue): visit Las Penas.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November: highs in Guayaquil hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Highlights from your trip

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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