22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel planner
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Fly
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Quito
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Banos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cuenca
— 1 night
Taxi to Guayaquil, 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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 2 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 museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at La Capilla Del Hombre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Quito is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 6 hours. In January, Quito is much warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Quilotoa.
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Quilotoa — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Quilotoa trip builder.

You can drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Banos.
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Banos — 1 night

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
On the 25th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, then make a trip to La Casa del Arbol, then stop by Mundo Verde, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Banos online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Banos takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cuenca.
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Cuenca — 1 night

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 26th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral.

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You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Turtle Island, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, and relax and rejuvenate at La Playita.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola, and don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Guayaquil.
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Guayaquil — 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, visit Las Penas, and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and finally stroll around Parque Seminario.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Guayaquil trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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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