16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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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
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, gain insight at La Ronda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quito day trip app.

Indianapolis, USA to Quito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, stroll through Concha de Perla, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil online trip maker.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora tour planner.

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. November in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, take a tour by water with Ecuagringo Fishing, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, and don't miss a visit to Malecon San Cristobal.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online route builder.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Guayaquil day trip planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November: highs in Guayaquil hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · 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.