12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly
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Quito
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Bus to Santa Cruz Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Isla Baltra Ferry Terminal, Fly to Cuenca
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
Drive to Santa Rosa International Airport, Fly to Bauru/Arealva–Moussa Nakhal Tobias State Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, appreciate the history behind La Virgen del Panecillo, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Alabado, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally admire the striking features of El Sagrario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Intinan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito trip planner.

Bauru, Brazil to Quito is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bauru to Quito. Traveling from Bauru in March, things will get little chillier in Quito: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Oro, and then kick back and relax at La Loberia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, stroll through Puerto Chino Beach, then explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by flight takes about 6 hours. In April, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Garrapatero and Laguna las Ninfas. Get outdoors at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and North Seymour Island. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Canal de Itabaca, and stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cuenca

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, admire the majestic nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, make a trip to Plaza de las flores, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cuenca driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Cuenca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Cuenca, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.