41 days in Ecuador Itinerary

41 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador sightseeing planner

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 7 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 7 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 6 nights
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Guayaquil
— 3 nights
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Machalilla National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cuenca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 3 nights
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
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Quito
— 5 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 7 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, and learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel planner.

Port Angeles, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 38-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Port Angeles to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Angeles in May; daily highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get outside with Galapagos Sub Aqua, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Puerto Ayora by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Floreana

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Floreana holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, stroll through Concha de Perla, and get outside with Cueva de Sucre.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa, enjoy breathtaking views from La Perla, and get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Guayaquil trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Machalilla National Park.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Machalilla National Park

— 1 night
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 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Agua Blanca and then stroll through Playa de los Frailes.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Machalilla National Park trip planner.

Getting from Guayaquil to Machalilla National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Machalilla National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cuenca.

Things to do in Machalilla National Park

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Cuenca

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cuenca to Dos Cuevas to see Mirador Tres Cruces about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, explore the activities along Laguna La Toreadora, take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cuenca day trip planning app.

You can fly from Machalilla National Park to Cuenca in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Machalilla National Park in June, you will find days in Cuenca are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are cooler (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada el Pailon (del Diablo), browse for treasures at Mundo Verde, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de las cascadas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Banos attractions planning website.

You can drive from Cuenca to Banos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Quilotoa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

Plan a Quilotoa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Banos to Quilotoa in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Quito route builder tool.

Drive from Quilotoa to Quito in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.