16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 3 nights
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
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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.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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Los Angeles, USA to Quito is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Quito due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Quito at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) 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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then visit Las Penas.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Guayaquil takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in August: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 86°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly 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: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil road trip site.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, view the masterpieces at SAMAY Latin Art, take an in-depth tour of Maprae, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 4 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, head outdoors with Galapagos Fan Dive, and make a trip to Dona Pilo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno route builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.