30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador vacation maker

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Quito
— 5 nights
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
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Riobamba
— 1 night
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cotacachi (Iglesia Matriz & Cuicocha). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, and examine the collection at Intinan Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Quito online tour itinerary maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Quito is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 6 hours. In April, Quito is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Quilotoa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Sendero al Fondo del Crater and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Quilotoa trip planning website.

You can drive from Quito to Quilotoa in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Riobamba

— 1 night
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. On the 30th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Sangay National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riobamba road trip site.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Riobamba takes 3.5 hours. In April in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Cuenca

— 2 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the striking features of Inmaculada ConcepciĆ³n Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna La Toreadora, and finally explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, then examine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cuenca road trip tool.

Drive from Riobamba to Cuenca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and get a dose of the wild on Rosedelco- Day tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Villamil road trip tool.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Floreana

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Floreana tour itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 6 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Take a break from Puerto Ayora with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 5 nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dona Pilo, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and kick back and relax at La Loberia.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, then take a stroll through Las Penas, and finally wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Guayaquil road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ecuador travel guide

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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.