18 days in Ecuador Itinerary

18 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
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Quito
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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 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Torre Morisca, get a taste of life in the country at Hacienda La Danesa, and then enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Guayaquil Historical Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then stroll around Parque Seminario.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil trip maker website.

Seattle, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Guayaquil, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Dona Pilo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, and appreciate the history behind Estatua de Charles Darwin.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 5 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, Head underground at Lava Tunnel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora attractions website.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Floreana

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Floreana travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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: explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at La Ronda, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Quito itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito. In June, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

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.