15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Baltra
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Lopez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 1 night
Drive
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Quito
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Step out of the city life by going to Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Turtle Cove.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip builder app.

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and ferry. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Puerto Ayora, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get outdoors at La Loberia and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Puerto Chino Beach and Playa Mann. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Tijeretas, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Brujo, get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, and make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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Baltra

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Canal de Itabaca and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Baltra holiday maker site.

Fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Baltra in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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Puerto Lopez

Sitting on the edge of a bay on the Pacific coast of Manabi Province, the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez acts as headquarters for the surrounding national park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Blanca Estrella del Mar, get outside with Aventuras La Plata, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Frailes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Playa de Olon and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Lopez trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Baltra to Puerto Lopez takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Banos.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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Banos

A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, and then get impressive views of Tungurahua.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Banos trip site.

You can drive from Puerto Lopez to Banos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Tours · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Museo Casa del Alabado. Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Quito with an excursion to Termas de Papallacta in Papallacta--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio la Florida.

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

Drive from Banos to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

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.