31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Machalilla National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riobamba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Quito
— 4 nights

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, and cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

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Quito to Puerto Villamil is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Floreana

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Post Office Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Floreana attractions site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

Before you visit Puerto Ayora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Loberia.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In August in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, then wander the streets of Las Penas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): 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.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 4 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in August, you will find days in Guayaquil are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Machalilla National Park.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Machalilla National Park

— 2 nights
A trip to Machalilla National Park provides an opportunity to witness the wetlands and forest of Ecuador and its rich plant and animal life, threatened by poaching and deforestation.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Agua Blanca and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de la Plata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Frailes.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Machalilla National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Machalilla National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Machalilla National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cuenca.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Todos Santos, stop by Homero Ortega, snap pictures at El Puente Roto, explore the activities along Laguna La Toreadora, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Tres Cruces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de las flores, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cuenca trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Machalilla National Park to Cuenca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Machalilla National Park in August, expect nights in Cuenca to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Riobamba

— 2 nights
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Sangay National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna de Colta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, and then stroll through Pro Bici.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riobamba online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Riobamba in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then head outdoors with Canopy doble puerta del cielo. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas, then admire the sheer force of Cascada el Pailon (del Diablo), then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally get great views at La Casa del Arbol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Banos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Riobamba to Banos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, gain insight at La Ronda, make a trip to El Panecillo, and admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Quito day trip app.

Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites

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.