23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Quito
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Quito
— 5 nights
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Guayaquil

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 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schoenstatt Sanctuary, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cementerio Patrimonial de Guayaquil, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Guayaquil journey planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Guayaquil is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in January, with highs in Guayaquil at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

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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. Get in touch with nature at Cerro Tijeretas and Playa Punta Carola. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, head outdoors with Cerro Tijeretas, learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip tool.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Charles Darwin Research Station and Speed Boats Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In January in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

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Floreana

On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Floreana day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Get in touch with nature at Los Tuneles and Sierra Negra. Step off the beaten path and head to Isabela Island Wetlands Complex and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Tunel del Estero, get outside with Cueva de Sucre, and explore the activities along Laguna Salinas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cotopaxi National Park and Maquipucuna Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Casa del Alabado and Catedral Metropolitana de Quito. Go for a jaunt from Quito to Mindo to see Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, explore the world behind art at Convento De San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Quito travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:

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.