15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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

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Quito

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.
On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and finally stop by ARIU. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Vulgomaestre, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Sagrario.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Quito. In December, Quito is much hotter than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

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1
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Cuenca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, then explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cuenca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

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

3
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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: contemplate the geological forces at Sierra Negra, take in the waterfront at Malecon Cuna del Sol, head off the coast to Turtle Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil route tool.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Volcano
Sierra Negra
4.3
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Island
Las Tintoreras
4.6
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Nature / Park
Concha de Perla
4.4

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, walk around El Garrapatero, and get a taste of life in the country at Rancho Primicias.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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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: don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, discover the deep blue sea with Wreck Bay Diving Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Carola, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Wreck Bay Diving Center
4.5
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Landmark
Dona Pilo
4.5
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Island
Isla Lobos
4.7

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Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Museums
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