23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
1
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h 30 min
4
Floreana
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
5
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Quito
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h 15 min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Schoenstatt Sanctuary, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cementerio Patrimonial de Guayaquil, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil, then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guayaquil journey planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Guayaquil is an approximately 18- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in January, with highs in Guayaquil at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro ©
Iglesia San Jacinto del Morro
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Loberia and Puerto Chino Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cerro Tijeretas and Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno road trip tool.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time 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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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Charles Darwin Research Station and North Seymour Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and The Angelique Art Gallery. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, Head underground at Lava Tunnel, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Floreana day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Isabela Island Wetlands Complex and Sierra Negra. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laguna Salinas. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Isabela Island, trek along El Tunel del Estero, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, and stroll through Mirador los tunos.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil journey planning site.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Isabela
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Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cotopaxi National Park and Maquipucuna Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral Metropolitana de Quito and Convento De San Francisco. Go for a jaunt from Quito to Mindo to see Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, examine the collection at Casa del Alabado, and appreciate the history behind La Virgen del Panecillo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Quito travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paz de las Aves Bird Refuge, Cotopaxi National Park
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Cotopaxi National Park ©
Cotopaxi National Park
Maquipucuna Reserve ©
Maquipucuna Reserve
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito ©
Catedral Metropolitana de Quito

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