12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11​h
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
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally stop by La Mundial Custom Boots. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): deepen your understanding at La Ronda, admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

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Detroit, USA to Quito is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Detroit in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Quito, with highs around 72°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, then admire all the interesting features of Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and then stroll through Concha de Perla. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Posada de flamengos and then get impressive views of Sierra Negra.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de La Estacion. There's lots more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora vacation planning site .

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In April, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
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 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at La Loberia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann, and then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In April in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Playa Punta Carola ©
Playa Punta Carola

2
nights
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 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Guayaquil Historical Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Guayaquil trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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