33 days in Ecuador Itinerary

33 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly
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Quito
— 4 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Banos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Guayaquil
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
Unknown
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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Drive to Seymour Airport, Fly to San Cristóbal Airport, Drive to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
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Ferry to San Cristobal, Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Pittsburgh

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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.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quito road trip planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh in January, things will get much warmer in Quito: highs are around 72°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Quito

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Quito Old Town ©
Must see
Quito Old Town
4.8
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Landmark
Mitad Del Mundo
4.1

1
night
Quilotoa

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Napo River and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Quilotoa online day trip planner.

Getting from Quito to Quilotoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Laguna Quilotoa ©
Water Body
Laguna Quilotoa
4.8
Napo River ©
Water Body
Napo River
5.0

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Banos side-trips: Riobamba (Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion & Pro Bici). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Banos online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Quilotoa to Banos takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Pro Bici ©
Must see
Pro Bici
4.9
©
Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.7

3
nights
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.
Cuenca is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, shop like a local with Homero Ortega, immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cuenca online vacation planner.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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El Cajas National Park ©
National Park
El Cajas National Park
4.8
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
4.8

3
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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.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, take a stroll through Las Penas, visit Cerro Santa Ana, and don't miss a visit to Monumento al Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cuenca, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Las Penas ©
Neighborhood
Las Penas
4.5
Malecon 2000 ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon 2000
4.5
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Neighborhood
Cerro Santa Ana
4.6

5
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Interpretation Center ©
Natural History Museum
Interpretation Center
4.1

5
nights
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Los Tuneles, see Pahoehoe Galapagos Tours, take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil takes 6 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

2
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Floreana

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Cormorant Point, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally make a trip to Post Office Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Floreana trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Playa Negra ©
Beach
Playa Negra
4.7
Post Office Bay ©
Landmark
Post Office Bay
4.5
Devil's Crown ©
Geologic Formation
Devil's Crown
4.5

6
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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Ayora trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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