30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador journey maker

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Quito
— 4 nights
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Ambato
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riobamba
— 3 nights
Taxi to Guayaquil, Fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Quito

— 4 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quito travel route planning site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Quito is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in July, expect nights in Quito to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ambato.

Things to do in Quito

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Ambato

— 2 nights
Ambato is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. On the 6th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Juan Benigno Vela Park, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo de Montalvo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Catedral de Ambato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral, walk around Jardin Botanico Atocha-La Liria, and then look for gifts at La Pajara Pinta.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ambato trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Quito to Ambato in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Quito in July, things will get little chillier in Ambato: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Banos.

Things to do in Ambato

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Banos

— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Ruta de las cascadas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada el Manto de la Novia. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally don't miss a visit to La Casa del Arbol.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Banos trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ambato to Banos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Riobamba

— 3 nights
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Step out of Riobamba with an excursion to Volcan Chimborazo in Guaranda--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro Bici, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, and take in the awesome beauty at Avenida De Los Volcanes.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Riobamba trip planner.

You can drive from Banos to Riobamba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Dona Pilo, see what you can catch with Rosa Blanca, go for a walk through Malecon San Cristobal, and get outside with Cerro Tijeretas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Riobamba to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Riobamba in July, with highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno at 31°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 5 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: stroll through Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. 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 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Floreana

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, meet the residents at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Cormorant Point, and finally make a trip to Post Office Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 4 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: see some colorful creatures with Los Tuneles, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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 28th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario. On your second day here, wander the streets of Las Penas and then wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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.