22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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22 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
5
Banos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Quito
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, then wander the streets of Las Penas, then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guayaquil day trip planning website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Guayaquil is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, Guayaquil is much warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Loberia and Playa Punta Carola. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas, make a trip to Dona Pilo, look for all kinds of wild species at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in July, plan for little chillier days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Alemanes. Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Garrapatero, Head underground at Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora road trip planning app .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In July in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

4
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.
Attractions like Playa Puerto Villamil and Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, explore the striking landscape at El Tunel del Estero, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and identify plant and animal life at Posada de flamengos.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Banos.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
night
Banos

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, get great views at La Casa del Arbol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las cascadas, and then admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Banos day trip planning app .

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Banos by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Banos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quito: Pichincha (in Puerto Quito) and Termas de Papallacta (in Papallacta). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Quito tour planner .

Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Quito are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Termas de Papallacta, Pichincha
Highlights from your plan
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta
Pichincha ©
Pichincha

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