31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip itinerary planner

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Quito
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Riobamba
— 2 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
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 6 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Cuenca
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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.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

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Brasilia, Brazil to Quito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brasilia to Quito. When traveling from Brasilia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Quito: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon, and then grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa) and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Banos road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure

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 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Sangay National Park. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Pro Bici.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Riobamba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Banos to Riobamba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Interpretation Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, cast your line with Galapagos Fan Dive, and stroll through La Loberia.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Riobamba to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Riobamba in August, expect Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the activities along Canal del Amor, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora road trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. August in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Floreana

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Negra and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Floreana travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 6 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: head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil online trip builder.

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 (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park and then stop by Cerro Santa Ana. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque Seminario, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then wander the streets of Las Penas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil day trip app.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museo del Sombrero de Paja Toquilla, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

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Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Cuenca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Guayaquil in August, you will find days in Cuenca are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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.