17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

17 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Guayaquil
— 1 night
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
5
Cuenca
— 1 night
6
Banos
— 2 nights
7
Quito
— 3 nights

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by Las Penas, take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, thentake a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Parque Seminario, and finally appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Guayaquil tour itinerary planning app.

Chicago, USA to Guayaquil is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Guayaquil. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
La Perla ©
La Perla
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Loberia and Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, take in the waterfront at Malecon San Cristobal, and learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center.

Planning Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Guayaquil, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as El Garrapatero and Laguna las Ninfas. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and admire the masterpieces at Maprae.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sierra Negra and The Wall of Tears. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, visit Los Tuneles, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary site.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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night
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Homero Ortega, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenadmire the majestic nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cuenca day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Cuenca are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Plaza Abdon Calderon ©
Plaza Abdon Calderon
Horseback Riding Tours
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park

2
nights
Banos

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 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), thenwhizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada el Manto de la Novia. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Tungurahua, thenstop by Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Banos route maker site.

You can drive from Cuenca to Banos in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tungurahua
Tungurahua
Zipline
Spas

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa del Alabado and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito attractions app.

Traveling by car from Banos to Quito takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Quito are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado

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