15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Bus + Fly:  15 h
1
Quito
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Cuenca
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5 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
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally look for gifts at La Mundial Custom Boots. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): gain insight at La Ronda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and then admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Quito tour planner .

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Quito is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Port of Spain to Quito, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port of Spain, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Shopping 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cuenca day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in March, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Cuenca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Villamil using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
night
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, and finally make a trip to Post Office Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Floreana trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora with an excursion to North Seymour Island in Baltra--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora tour website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through La Loberia, then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, then don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, and then stroll through Cerro Tijeretas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, take a stroll through Las Penas, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

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

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