60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 8 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 7 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
Ferry to Isla Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Otavalo
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Otavalo
— 4 nights
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Cuenca
— 6 nights
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Riobamba
— 5 nights
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Banos
— 5 nights
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Quilotoa
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Quito
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Guayaquil — 5 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and visit Las Penas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil travel route planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Guayaquil is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Algiers to Guayaquil, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Algiers in January, expect Guayaquil to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal — 8 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Kicker Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

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

Getting from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by flight takes about 4 hours. In January in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.
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Floreana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Post Office Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Floreana. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela — 7 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz — 8 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see Metropolitan Touring about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, make a trip to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora day trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Otavalo.
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Otavalo — 4 nights

An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otavalo: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cayambe (Quitsato Sundial, Volcan Cayambe, &more). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Otavalo Market, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado 24 de Mayo, look for gifts at Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop, and make a trip to Cochasqui Pyramids.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Otavalo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Otavalo takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cuenca.
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Cuenca — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cuenca side-trips: Mirador Tres Cruces (in Dos Cuevas) and Ingapirca (Ingapirca Archaeological Complex & Ingapirca Ruins). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral.

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Fly from Otavalo to Cuenca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Riobamba.
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Riobamba — 5 nights

Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Go for a jaunt from Riobamba to Guaranda to see Volcan Chimborazo about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Pro Bici, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Balbanera, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Avenida De Los Volcanes, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Riobamba road trip planning site.

Drive from Cuenca to Riobamba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Riobamba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.
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Banos — 5 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, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Napo River.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Banos attractions planner.

Getting from Riobamba to Banos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Quilotoa.
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Quilotoa — 1 night

On the 7th (Tue), get great views at Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Quilotoa trip builder site.

You can drive from Banos to Quilotoa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Quito.
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Quito — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Puerto Quito to see Pichincha about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and don't miss a visit to El Panecillo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Quito takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel 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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