13 days in Ecuador & Machu Picchu Itinerary

13 days in Ecuador & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Fly to San Cristóbal Airport
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Baltra, Ecuador
— 1 night
Fly
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banos Termales de Cocalmayo and Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon. Step out of the city life by going to Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, admire the natural beauty at Mariposario de Machupicchu, contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Pitt, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Machu Picchu to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
night
Baltra, Ecuador

On the 27th (Mon), explore the activities along Canal de Itabaca and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baltra tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Baltra by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Baltra

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

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 (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, then cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and finally surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Concha de Perla, then hike along Poza Escondida, then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Tunel del Estero.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Baltra to Puerto Villamil in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Santa Cruz Island. Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and Lava Tunnel. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pescador Galapagueno, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.