20 days in Ecuador Itinerary

20 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  24 h
1
Quito
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Cuenca
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5 h
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
4
Floreana
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 30 min
5
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Take a break from Quito with a short trip to Peguche Wasi in Otavalo, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Quito trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Quito is an approximately 24- hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Quito due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Quito at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Peguche Wasi
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Basilica del Voto Nacional ©
Basilica del Voto Nacional

2
nights
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 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Cava San Miguel, pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, view the masterpieces at Homero Ortega, then explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Todos Los Santos, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cuenca road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Cuenca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quito in September, Cuenca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral ©
Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

4
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, kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, stroll through El Faro, and step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil road trip planning app.

Getting from Cuenca to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
The Wall of Tears ©
The Wall of Tears

1
night
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Floreana fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

3
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In September in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Interpretation Center, make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Charles Darwin.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sightseeing planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Malecon San Cristobal ©
Malecon San Cristobal

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guayaquil trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in September, expect nights in Guayaquil to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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