11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for gifts at La Mundial Custom Boots, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at La Ronda, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Quito tour site .

Izmir, Turkey to Quito is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Izmir to Quito due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in December, expect nights in Quito to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil and then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras. On your second day here, make a trip to The Wall of Tears and then get impressive views of Sierra Negra.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip maker app .

You can 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 December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Loberia, then make a trip to Dona Pilo, and then gain insight at Interpretation Center. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, then make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, and then explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil vacation planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. While traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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