11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

11 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly
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Quito
— 2 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Intinan Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally make a trip to Plaza Equinoccial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

Plan trip to Quito with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City, USA to Quito is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much hotter days in Quito, with highs around 72°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 21st (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol, explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and then get impressive views of Sierra Negra. On your second day here, head outdoors with Rosedelco- Day tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puerto Villamil, and then head off the coast to Las Tintoreras.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil route planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora road trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, then make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and then discover the deep blue sea with Wreck Bay Diving Center. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal, then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, and finally ponder the design of Swordfish Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder site.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Las Penas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Guayaquil holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your trip

Ecuador travel guide

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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.