22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

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22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Paderborn, Germany
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
2
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  5​h
6
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
7
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Paderborn, Germany

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg), Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Romer, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, and steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt journey site .

Paderborn to Frankfurt is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heidelberg
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Romer ©
Romer
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum

1
night
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 20th (Sun), take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, take a stroll through Las Penas, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, look for gifts at Plaza Lagos, then stroll around Parque de la Kennedy, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Frankfurt to Guayaquil. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Guayaquil due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in October: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, make a trip to León Dormido, and kick back and relax at Punta Pitt.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in October, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
León Dormido ©
León Dormido

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
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 wildlife, nature, beaches, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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 wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
day
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, then view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuenca trip builder tool .

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Cuenca are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba

3
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
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, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quito visit site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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