16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Quito

— 3 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.
Quito is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Metropolitano, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, and deepen your understanding at La Ronda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Quito road trip website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Quito is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jeddah to Quito. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Quito hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Los Tuneles and then don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil and then stroll through Concha de Perla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil attractions planning site.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 4 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 world behind art at Maprae, shop like a local with Samay Latin Art, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 3 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, get outside with Ecuagringo Fishing, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, and don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Guayaquil

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Sun): take a stroll through Las Penas, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 4 hours. January in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.