14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
4
Floreana
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
5
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), then gain insight at La Ronda, and finally examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quito online driving holiday planner .

San Francisco, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Ecuador Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Quito at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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 21st (Sat): make a trip to Dona Pilo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mann. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt and then kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planning site .

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quito in December: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 82°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa Puerto Villamil and Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, look for all kinds of wild species at Posada de flamengos, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
night
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 26th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Cormorant Point, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Floreana online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Alemanes will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, Head underground at Tunel de Lava Bellavista, kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, and stroll through Playa las Bachas.

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

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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