23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  12​h
1
Quito
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Cuenca
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
4
Floreana
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
5
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Guayaquil
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

3
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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quito tour itinerary builder app .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Quito, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Quito, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

2
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then make a trip to Plaza de las flores, and finally admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Catedral Vieja, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of Todos Los Santos, then view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, and finally examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Cuenca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Cuenca is slightly colder than Quito - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba

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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Concha de Perla, head off the coast to Turtle Island, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, and meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Floreana.

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
Floreana

Floreana ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay, then stroll through Cormorant Point, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asilo de la Paz, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Floreana day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

4
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

Before you visit Puerto Ayora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

3
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, and stroll through Cerro Brujo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planning tool .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

5
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Guayaquil Historical Park, and wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Guayaquil are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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