29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador planner

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Quito
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil
— 3 nights
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Quito

— 4 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to El Panecillo, and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Quito is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. In March, Quito is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Banos

— 3 nights
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.
Banos is known for nature, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada el Pailon (del Diablo), look for gifts at Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and get impressive views of Tungurahua.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Banos route planning site.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Cuenca

— 2 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, then shop like a local with Homero Ortega, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, then admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Banos to Cuenca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Cuenca are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and relax and rejuvenate at La Playita.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Floreana

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 5 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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. March in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 5 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 wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dona Pilo, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo, and deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:

Guayaquil

— 3 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 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then take a stroll through Las Penas, and finally take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Guayaquil road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. April in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

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.