17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 3 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to El Panecillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Quito is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Quito due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ljubljana in November: high temperatures in Quito hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, trek along El Tunel del Estero, meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and head off the coast to Las Tintoreras.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, shop like a local with Galeria Aymara, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno route planning website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Las Penas, take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Guayaquil, and finally wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Guayaquil driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.