13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, then enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, and finally take a stroll through Las Penas. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil vacation planner.

Quito to Guayaquil is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Quito in December, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Estatua de Charles Darwin, explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, and then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, and then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

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You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in December, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

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

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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Alemanes.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora route planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

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 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 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and then make a trip to The Wall of Tears. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and then stroll through Concha de Perla.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil route app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Quito side-trips: Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche) and Cuicocha (in Cotacachi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Quito route planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. December in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cascada de Peguche, Cuicocha
Highlights from your plan
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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