22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

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22 days in Frankfurt & Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Burg Eltz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heidelberg Castle (Schloss Heidelberg) and Reichsburg Cochem. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Marienburg Fortress (in Wurzburg), Altstadt (Old Town) (in Heidelberg) and Marienkapelle im Stadtteil Mechenhard (in Erlenbach). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, make a trip to Romer, step into the grandiose world of Burg Thurant, and ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner .

Dusseldorf to Frankfurt is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Marienkapelle im Stadtteil Mechenhard, Burg Thurant, Reichsburg Cochem
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila. Quito Old Town and Basilica del Voto Nacional will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, admire the masterpieces at Guayasamin Museum, and explore and take pictures at La Ronda.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Frankfurt to Quito. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Quito due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in October, expect Quito to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

1
night
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve ©
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cuyabeno Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve travel tool .

You can fly from Quito to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cuyabeno Reserve ©
Cuyabeno Reserve
Laguna Grande ©
Laguna Grande

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.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, then ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Bellavista, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cuenca route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Cuenca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Cuenca sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Concha de Perla and Sierra Negra. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Reserva El Chato and Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maprae and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and Head underground at Tunel de Lava Bellavista.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Reserva El Chato ©
Reserva El Chato
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Tijeretas and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

2
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 5th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Las Penas, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, then don't miss a visit to Guayaquil Historical Park, and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November: highs in Guayaquil hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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