13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Cuenca
— 2 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
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Quito
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Cuenca

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.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Pumapungo Museo, make a trip to Plaza de las flores, then admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Piedra de Agua Fuente Termal & Spa.

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London, UK to Cuenca is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cuenca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cuenca: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature · Parks · Baths · Museums
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State Park
Plaza Abdon Calderon
4.7
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Historic Site
Museo Catedral Vieja
4.6
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National Park
El Cajas National Park
4.8

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and El Garrapatero. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Laguna las Ninfas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, don't miss a visit to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pescador Galapagueno, and explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cuenca to Puerto Ayora takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Cuenca in May, expect nights in Puerto Ayora to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Must see
El Garrapatero
4.5
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
3.8

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Loberia and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. Visiting Cerro Tijeretas and Wreck Bay Diving Center will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Mann, stroll through Playa de Oro, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, and learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno journey builder.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Must see
La Loberia
4.6
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Cerro Tijeretas
4.8

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Quito

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 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Sagrario. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Museo Casa de Sucre, pause for some photo ops at La Virgen del Panecillo, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa del Alabado, then admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quito vacation planner.

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Quito in 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in May: high temperatures in Quito hover around 25°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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