30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

30 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador sightseeing planner

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Cuenca
— 3 nights
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Guayaquil
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
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— 5 nights
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Cuenca

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Mirador de Turi and Museo Catedral Vieja. Get some cultural insight at Ingapirca Ruins and Homero Ortega. Change things up with these side-trips from Cuenca: Ingapirca (Parroquia de Ingapirca & Ingapirca Archaeological Complex). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, don't miss a visit to Plaza de las flores, take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and explore the activities along Laguna La Toreadora.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuenca travel route site.

London, UK to Cuenca is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cuenca is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Cuenca reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil Historical Park and Las Penas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schoenstatt Sanctuary and El Faro de Guayaquil. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Cuenca, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Planet Ocean Dive Center and Punta Pitt. Do some cultural sightseeing at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann, and take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip maker.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Get outdoors at Charles Darwin Research Station and El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Perros, stroll through Black Turtle Cove, and get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora travel site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Floreana

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Cormorant Point, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Floreana day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Los Tuneles and Rosedelco- Day tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Concha de Perla, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, and get impressive views of Sierra Negra.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Get some historical perspective at Quito Old Town and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Get some cultural insight at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and La Ronda. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Quito attractions planner.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. April in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.