22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Cuenca
— 3 nights
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Quito
— 3 nights
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Machalilla National Park
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
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Guayaquil
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Cuenca

— 3 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Change things up with a short trip to Mirador Tres Cruces in Dos Cuevas (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada ConcepciĆ³n Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip itinerary builder tool.

Cusco, Peru to Cuenca is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in August since evenings lows in Cuenca dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
El Panecillo has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario, and see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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You can fly from Cuenca to Quito in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Quito, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Machalilla National Park.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Machalilla National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Machalilla National Park provides an opportunity to witness the wetlands and forest of Ecuador and its rich plant and animal life, threatened by poaching and deforestation.
Isla de la Plata has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Agua Blanca and then kick back and relax at Playa de los Frailes. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla de la Plata.

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Traveling by flight from Quito to Machalilla National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in August, with highs in Machalilla National Park at 82°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 2 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Sierra Negra has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Concha de Perla, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip website.

Fly from Machalilla National Park to Puerto Villamil in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Machalilla National Park to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Floreana

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Negra. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Post Office Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and then stroll through Cormorant Point.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Los Gemelos as well as Malecon de Puerto Ayora. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: gain insight at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planning app.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, Isla Santay, Guayaquil Historical Park, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Sat), stroll around Parque Seminario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then take a stroll through Las Penas, then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and finally take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Guayaquil Historical Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Ana Port, then head off the coast to Isla Santay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guayaquil online holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 4 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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.