23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
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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 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park and then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Guayaquil is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 4 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Interpretation Center, head outdoors with Galapagos Fan Dive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and head off the coast to Isla Lobos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guayaquil in August: highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Floreana

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Negra and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Floreana online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 5 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: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and identify plant and animal life at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Quito

— 5 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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quito online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Quito sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

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.