15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

Make it your trip
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Quito
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Quito

— 3 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, gain insight at La Ronda, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, and admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quito vacation builder website.

Richmond, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Richmond in December, expect nights in Quito to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 3 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dona Pilo, get a new perspective on things with Wreck Bay Diving Center, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, and stroll through Playa de Oro.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planner.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in December, with highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at 82°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 3 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, stroll through Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 5 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and view the masterpieces at SAMAY Latin Art.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Ecuador travel guide

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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.