14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Cuenca
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Quito
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Cancun

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Loberia and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Tijeretas and Playa de Oro. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Mann, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Charles Darwin, explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno visit website .

Cancun, Mexico to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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.
Let the collections at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Garrapatero and North Seymour Island. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, and don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora tour builder .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. December in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rancho Primicias, North Seymour Island
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Ingapirca Ruins and Homero Ortega are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza Abdon Calderon and Pumapungo Museo. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller, see the interesting displays at Museo de Esqueletologia, explore the world behind art at Reserva y Museo de las Artes Populares, and don't miss a visit to Fiscalia Distrital del Azuay.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cuenca trip builder website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cuenca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Puerto Ayora in December, with highs in Cuenca at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ingapirca Ruins
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Plaza Abdon Calderon ©
Plaza Abdon Calderon
Ingapirca Ruins ©
Ingapirca Ruins
Pumapungo Museo ©
Pumapungo Museo

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cotopaxi National Park and Museo de la Ciudad. Get in touch with nature at Termas de Papallacta and Cascada de Peguche. When in Quito, make a side trip to see Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado in Otavalo, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Casa del Alabado, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, appreciate the history behind La Virgen del Panecillo, and make a trip to Museo y Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quito trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Quito are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Otavalo, Termas de Papallacta, Cotopaxi National Park
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Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta

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