24 days in Ecuador Itinerary

24 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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24 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Cuenca
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
6
Banos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Quito
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Guayaquil Historical Park, wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil sightseeing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Guayaquil is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Guayaquil to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

3
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: make a trip to León Dormido, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online route planner .

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galeria Aymara and The Angelique Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maki-Art Gallery and Maprae. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora journey planner .

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. February in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara
The Angelique Art Gallery ©
The Angelique Art Gallery

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

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: head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil online sightseeing planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Homero Ortega and Pumapungo Museo. Visit Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral and Ingapirca Ruins for their historical value. Step out of Cuenca with an excursion to Ingapirca Archaeological Complex in Ingapirca--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, see the interesting displays at El Museo de Las Conceptas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cuenca itinerary maker 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 February in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banos.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ingapirca
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Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
Ingapirca Ruins ©
Ingapirca Ruins
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

2
nights
Banos

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 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta de las cascadas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, and finally make a trip to La Casa del Arbol.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Banos travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cuenca to Banos in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Nature Parks
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4
nights
Quito

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.
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and La Capilla Del Hombre will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Quito trip website .

Getting from Banos to Quito by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Quito are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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