31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Floreana
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 45​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Guayaquil
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cuenca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Riobamba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Quito
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Monterrey

1
night
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally stroll through Cormorant Point.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Floreana online trip planner .

Monterrey, Mexico to Floreana is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterrey to Floreana due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

5
nights
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, and head off the coast to Isabela Island.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to North Seymour Island in Baltra (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora online day trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, stroll through La Loberia, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder website .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

3
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, and wander the streets of Las Penas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip planner .

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. While traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

2
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, admire the striking features of Inmaculada ConcepciĆ³n Cathedral, then examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas, then view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, and finally examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cuenca route planner .

Traveling by car from Guayaquil to Cuenca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cuenca: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba

3
nights
Riobamba

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riobamba: Volcan Chimborazo (in Guaranda) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Banos). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. There's more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pro Bici and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Riobamba trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Riobamba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Riobamba are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Riobamba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Volcan Chimborazo, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Sangay National Park ©
Sangay National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
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.
Step out of Quito with an excursion to Cuicocha in Cotacachi--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and don't miss a visit to El Panecillo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Quito online itinerary maker .

Getting from Riobamba to Quito by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cuicocha
Highlights from your plan
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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