25 days in Ecuador Itinerary

25 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel planner

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Quito
— 9 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 10 nights
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Quito

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pichincha (in Puerto Quito), Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). On the 5th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Quito is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Quito. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in December: high temperatures in Quito hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 1 night
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia, and then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 6 hours. In December, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 10 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, get outside with Los Tuneles, surround yourself with nature on Rosedelco- Day tour, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

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You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Quito

— 1 day

Light of America

On the 24th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Quito online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Tours
Highlights from your trip

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.