29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22​h
1
Cuenca
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
Travel:  5​h
3
Floreana
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Guayaquil
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Banos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Quito
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Step out of Cuenca to go to Ingapirca and see Ingapirca Ruins, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, and examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cuenca holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cuenca is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, you will find days in Cuenca are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ingapirca Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas

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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil vacation builder app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
night
Floreana

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Floreana trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
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. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dona Pilo, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and stroll through Cerro Tijeretas.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

3
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 a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, walk around Parque Seminario, take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, and stroll through Guayaquil Historical Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

1
night
Quilotoa

Quilotoa ©
On the 23rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quilotoa trip maker .

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Quilotoa takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laguna Quilotoa
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Shalala Lodge ©
Shalala Lodge

2
nights
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 (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get outside with Canopy double puerta del cielo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to La Casa del Arbol, then look for gifts at Mundo Verde, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), and finally grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Banos trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Banos takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cuicocha in Cotacachi (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, gain insight at La Ronda, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and make a trip to La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Quito, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Cuicocha
Highlights from your plan
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

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