15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Drive to Otavalo
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Otavalo
— 1 night
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Bus to Quito, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Drive
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Cuenca
— 1 night
Fly
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Quito
— 4 nights
Fly

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Otavalo

— 1 night
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population.
On the 3rd (Wed), stop by Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop, then admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Otavalo Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Otavalo trip website.

Omaha, USA to Otavalo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Otavalo due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Otavalo

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 1 night
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then paddle through the water with Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Otavalo to Puerto Villamil takes 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Otavalo to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Alemanes. For shopping fun, head to Galeria Aymara or Maki-Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, Head underground at Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and take in the exciting artwork at The Angelique Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Loberia and Puerto Chino Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Brujo and Dive Surf Club. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola, and make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 1 night

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 11th (Thu): stroll around Parque Seminario, don't miss a visit to Guayaquil Historical Park, and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

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Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Cuenca

— 1 night

Athens of Ecuador

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 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, take in the exciting artwork at Artes de la Tierra Galeria, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, then admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cuenca trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Guayaquil to Cuenca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cuenca, with highs around 72°F, while nights are colder with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Quito

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Quito Old Town and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Iglesia Santa Barbara. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with Adventure Journeys, look for gifts at The Confederate Bookstore, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Quito travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Cuenca to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Quito, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors

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.