15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Bucaramanga
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Cuenca
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Quito
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Bucaramanga

1
night
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 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, and then take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil trip itinerary maker app .

Bucaramanga, Colombia to Guayaquil is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucaramanga in November; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Presley Norton Museum ©
Presley Norton Museum

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.
Get outdoors at Punta Pitt and La Loberia. Visit Cerro Brujo and Playa Mann for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas and get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guayaquil in November: highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Take a break from the city and head to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get outdoors at Concha de Perla and Playa Puerto Villamil. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Faro, and take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip website .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos

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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Catedral Vieja, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally stop by Homero Ortega.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cuenca online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Cuenca are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums 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
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Quito Old Town. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Quito when traveling from Cuenca in November, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

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

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