10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

10 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador journey planner

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Quito
— 3 nights
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito

— 3 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Quito is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Quito, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jeddah, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, view the masterpieces at The Angelique Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in April: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 1 night
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Guayaquil

— 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): visit Cerro Santa Ana and then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil holiday planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. April in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.