13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

Make it your trip
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Quito
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Quito
— 4 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
— 1 night
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Terrasenses - Private Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and gain insight at La Ronda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip itinerary builder.

Lyon, France to Quito is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Quito is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in March: highs in Quito hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 2 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 6th (Sun), head off the coast to Las Tintoreras and then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and then stroll through Concha de Perla.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Villamil takes 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

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, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, kick back and relax at El Garrapatero, and shop like a local with Samay Latin Art.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. March in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 1 night
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo and then deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Guayaquil

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat): stop by Las Penas, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000.

To find out how to plan a trip to Guayaquil, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

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.