13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador travel planner

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

— 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000 and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park and then visit Las Penas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil sightseeing tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Guayaquil is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Guayaquil. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get much warmer in Guayaquil: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Dona Pilo and then see some colorful creatures with Planet Ocean Dive Center. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour website.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, walk around El Garrapatero, take an in-depth tour of Maprae, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. March in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, stroll through Concha de Perla, and meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Quito

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Sagrario. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional and then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Quito day trip planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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.