15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 2 nights
2
Cuenca
— 1 night
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
6
Guayaquil
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): deepen your understanding at La Ronda, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Quito to be much hotter, temps between 70°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

1
night
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Los Tuneles, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, and head off the coast to Turtle Island.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip maker.

You can fly from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora itinerary site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

3
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with SUP Galapagos.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Guayaquil itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. In February in Guayaquil, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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