34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel planner

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Quito
— 5 nights
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Banos
— 3 nights
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 7 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 6 nights
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Guayaquil
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Quito

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, gain insight at La Ronda, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and make a trip to Independence Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary planning tool.

Orlando, USA to Quito is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Quito reach 71°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Banos

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banos: Riobamba (Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion & Pro Bici). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada El Pailon, make a trip to La Casa del Arbol, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Banos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quito to Banos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, 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. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Todos Santos, take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, then admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Catedral Vieja.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cuenca vacation planner.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 5 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: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears, and explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Floreana

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Post Office Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Floreana road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 7 nights
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, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora with the Route module. June in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 6 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, and see some colorful creatures with Planet Ocean Dive Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 3 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 21st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, then visit Las Penas, then stop by Cerro Santa Ana, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Guayaquil Historical Park, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then stroll around Parque Seminario.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Guayaquil online attractions planner.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.