12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Quito
— 1 night
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
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Quito

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of El Sagrario.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quito vacation maker website.

Seattle, USA to Quito is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Quito. June in Quito sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Banos

— 2 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.
Aningatravel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): skim along the rocks with Aningatravel. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from La Casa del Arbol, admire the natural beauty at Orquideario Rio Verde, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Guayaquil

— 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 5th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip planner.

You can drive from Banos to Guayaquil in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Guayaquil, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 2 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to The Wall of Tears, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, then trek along El Tunel del Estero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol, then step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, and look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora online itinerary planner.

You can 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. June in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 2 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 11th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, then kick back and relax at La Loberia, and then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

You can plan Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Ecuador travel guide

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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.