60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

60 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Guayaquil
— 5 nights
2
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 7 nights
3
Floreana
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 7 nights
6
Loja
— 6 nights
7
Cuenca
— 7 nights
8
Cotacachi
— 2 nights
9
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
— 1 night
10
Banos
— 5 nights
11
Quito
— 7 nights

5
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Guayaquil: Salinas (La Chocolatera, La Loberia, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, relax in the rural setting at Hacienda La Danesa Lodge, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Guayaquil, and take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Guayaquil is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Guayaquil is 2 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in January, expect Guayaquil to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Salinas
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

7
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.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Los Tuneles, look for all kinds of wild species at Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, head outdoors with Cueva de Sucre, and step off the mainland to explore Isabela Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil takes 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guayaquil to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

2
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cormorant Point, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, thenstroll through Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Floreana day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown
Post Office Bay ©
Post Office Bay

8
nights
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.
Step out of Puerto Ayora to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, don't miss a visit to Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

7
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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Brujo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, and make a trip to Dona Pilo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Loja.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

6
nights
Loja

Loja ©
On vacation in Loja--a city that loves its music and art--you may very well see the locals singing as they go about their business, through streets decorated with splashes of paint and tiled murals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loja: Sullivan Bay (in Santiago), Vilcabamba (Cascada El Palto, Sendero Cerro Mandango, &more) and Podocarpus National Park (in Zamora). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Podocarpus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Virgen El Cisne, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Independencia.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Loja trip website.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Loja in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Loja

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vilcabamba, Sullivan Bay, Podocarpus National Park
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Parque Nacional Podocarpus ©
Parque Nacional Podocarpus
Podocarpus National Park ©
Podocarpus National Park
Parque Recreacional Jipiro ©
Parque Recreacional Jipiro

7
nights
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Explore Cuenca's surroundings by going to Ingapirca (Ingapirca Ruins & Ingapirca Archaeological Complex) and Mirador Tres Cruces (in Dos Cuevas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, get engrossed in the history at Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, shop like a local with Homero Ortega, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuenca driving holiday planner.

Drive from Loja to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cotacachi.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ingapirca, Mirador Tres Cruces
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El Museo de Las Conceptas ©
El Museo de Las Conceptas
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral

2
nights
Cotacachi

Cotacachi ©
On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Peguche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Otavalo Market, and then explore the activities along Cuicocha. Keep things going the next day: stop by Peguche Wasi and then examine the collection at Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cotacachi holiday planner.

Fly from Cuenca to Cotacachi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Cotacachi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otavalo, Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra
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Cuicocha ©
Cuicocha
Otavalo Market ©
Otavalo Market
Cascada de  Peguche ©
Cascada de Peguche

1
night
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve ©
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the activities along Laguna Grande and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuyabeno Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cotacachi to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banos.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cuyabeno Reserve ©
Cuyabeno Reserve
Laguna Grande ©
Laguna Grande

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Banos: Jardin Botanico las Orquideas (in Puyo) and Riobamba (Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, Pro Bici, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at La Casa del Arbol, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Planning Banos trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Banos takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riobamba, Jardin Botanico las Orquideas
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Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
nights
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 out of Quito with an excursion to Termas de Papallacta in Papallacta--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among the fascinating landscape of Cotopaxi National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, gain insight at La Ronda, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Quito trip builder.

Drive from Banos to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Termas de Papallacta, Cotopaxi National Park
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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