60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h
1
Guayaquil
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 7 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
3
Floreana
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Loja
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cuenca
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
8
Cotacachi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
10
Banos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Quito
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

5
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salinas (La Chocolatera, La Loberia, & more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, make a trip to Guayaquil Historical Park, and wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda La Danesa Lodge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guayaquil sightseeing planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Guayaquil is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in January, things will get much hotter in Guayaquil: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Salinas
Highlights from your plan
La Chocolatera ©
La Chocolatera
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

7
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 parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Villamil trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Post Office Bay. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Floreana trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

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

8
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.
When in Puerto Ayora, make a side trip to see North Seymour Island in Baltra, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. January in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

7
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: make a trip to Dona Pilo, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach, and stroll through Cerro Brujo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip site .

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Loja.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center

6
nights
Loja

Loja ©
On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loja: Podocarpus National Park (in Zamora), Vilcabamba (Cascada El Palto, Sendero Cerro Mandango, & more) and Sullivan Bay (in Santiago). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Podocarpus, admire the landmark architecture of Puerta de la Ciudad, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Independencia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Virgen El Cisne.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Loja day trip website .

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Loja by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Loja

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vilcabamba, Sullivan Bay, Podocarpus National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Podocarpus ©
Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Podocarpus National Park ©
Podocarpus National Park
Plaza Parque Central ©
Plaza Parque Central

7
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Explore Cuenca's surroundings by going to Ingapirca (Ingapirca Ruins & Ingapirca Archaeological Complex) and Mirador Tres Cruces (in Dos Cuevas). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, admire the majestic nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, and admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cuenca trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Loja to Cuenca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cotacachi.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ingapirca, Mirador Tres Cruces
Highlights from your plan
El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

2
nights
Cotacachi

Cotacachi ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascada de Peguche, hunt for treasures at Otavalo Market, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cuicocha. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Quitsato Sundial, then stop by Peguche Wasi, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cotacachi day trip website .

Getting from Cuenca to Cotacachi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Cotacachi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Otavalo, The Quitsato Sundial, Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra
Highlights from your plan
Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market

1
night
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve ©
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande and then stroll through Cuyabeno Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cotacachi to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Banos.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cuyabeno Reserve ©
Cuyabeno Reserve
Laguna Grande ©
Laguna Grande

5
nights
Banos

Banos ©
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: Jardin Botanico las Orquideas (in Puyo) and Riobamba (Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, Pro Bici, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), get impressive views of Tungurahua, head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Banos trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Banos in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riobamba, Jardin Botanico las Orquideas
Highlights from your plan
Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
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.
When in Quito, make a side trip to see Termas de Papallacta in Papallacta, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, make a trip to El Panecillo, and see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quito travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cotopaxi National Park, Termas de Papallacta
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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