15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip maker

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Quito
— 3 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 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: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, make a trip to Independence Square, and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Quito trip maker.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Quito to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

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: see some colorful creatures with Los Tuneles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 3 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, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, and take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora day trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. January in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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: explore and take pictures at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and stroll through Playa Mann.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary maker app.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, and finally take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.