14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  22​h
1
Guayaquil
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5​h
5
Cuenca
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Quito
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Warsaw

1
day
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Las Penas, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Guayaquil is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Guayaquil due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in December: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
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 (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, make a trip to Dona Pilo, and then gain insight at Interpretation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Alemanes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil ©
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, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, and contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil travel itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

1
night
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Todos Santos, steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca travel route planning site .

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega

4
nights
Quito

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and examine the collection at Intinan Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Quito trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cuenca to Quito in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Quito can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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