31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Guayaquil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Floreana
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
5
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5​h
6
Cuenca
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
7
Quito
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil itinerary planning site .

Montreal, Canada to Guayaquil is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

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

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.
Kids will enjoy La Loberia and Playa Mann. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cerro Brujo, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Guayaquil in December: highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Perros. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip planning tool .

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero

2
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Post Office Bay. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, stroll through Playa Negra, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asilo de la Paz, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Floreana journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) 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

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and El Faro. The adventure continues: visit Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Isabela Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. Traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

4
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller. Step out of Cuenca to go to Ingapirca and see Ingapirca Ruins, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ingapirca Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller ©
Eduardo Vega Galeria Taller
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Museo Catedral Vieja ©
Museo Catedral Vieja

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 to go to Cotacachi and see Cuicocha, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

For maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Quito road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) 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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