31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Cuenca
— 1 night
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Riobamba
— 3 nights
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Quito
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Machalilla National Park
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Cuenca

Cuenca ©
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 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepci├│n Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at El Museo de Las Conceptas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, shop like a local with Homero Ortega, then get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cuenca. In August, daytime highs in Cuenca are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

3
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Riobamba

Riobamba ©
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 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Pro Bici, take in the awesome beauty at Avenida De Los Volcanes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lakes of Ozogoche (Lagunas de Ozogoche).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riobamba visit 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Banos.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Volcan Chimborazo
Highlights from your plan
Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Sangay National Park ©
Sangay National Park
Volcan Chimborazo ©
Volcan Chimborazo

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Banos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa). Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las cascadas, take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally stop by Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Banos trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Riobamba to Banos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
Highlights from your plan

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Quito

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Take a break from Quito with a short trip to Joyas del Ecuador Wellness Spa in Calacali, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, make a trip to Independence Square, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Quito trip planning site.

Drive from Banos to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Quito sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Joyas del Ecuador Wellness Spa
Highlights from your plan
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil ©
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: visit Los Tuneles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, step off the mainland to explore Turtle Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Villamil road trip planning website.

Fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours
Highlights from your plan
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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Floreana

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna las Ninfas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Ayora travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In August in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. The adventure continues: gain insight at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Galapagos Fan Dive ©
Galapagos Fan Dive

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Las Penas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza Olmedo.. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque Seminario, get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, and then stop by Cerro Santa Ana.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Machalilla National Park.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000

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Machalilla National Park

Machalilla National Park ©
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.
On the 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Agua Blanca and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de la Plata. On the next day, stroll through Playa de los Frailes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Machalilla National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Machalilla National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Machalilla National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Isla de la Plata ©
Isla de la Plata
Agua Blanca ©
Agua Blanca

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