5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

5 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador route planner

Make it your trip
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Quito
— 1 day
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Miami

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Quito

— 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito day trip tool.

Miami, USA to Quito is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In May, Quito is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 71°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 1 night
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol, then step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary website.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): shop like a local with Galeria Aymara, then explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and then stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, then view the masterpieces at The Angelique Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and finally make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora online sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. May in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.