31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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31 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Guayaquil
— 3 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
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Fly:  5 h
6
Cuenca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Riobamba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Quito
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Halifax

3
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, take a stroll through Las Penas, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, and visit Cerro Santa Ana.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Guayaquil trip itinerary maker.

Halifax, Canada to Guayaquil is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in July: high temperatures in Guayaquil hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Las Penas ©
Las Penas

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.
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, head off the coast to Isla Lobos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in July, plan for little chillier days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and walk around El Garrapatero.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista, North Seymour Island
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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

2
nights
Floreana

Floreana ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Post Office Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Cormorant Point, get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then stroll through Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Floreana trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Floreana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel 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

5
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, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and get to know the resident critters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Isabela Island
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at El Museo de Las Conceptas, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, make a trip to Plaza de las flores, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally explore the activities along Rio Tomebamba. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes, explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Todos Los Santos, then take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cuenca day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Cuenca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Riobamba.

Things to do in Cuenca

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Homero Ortega ©
Homero Ortega
El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi

3
nights
Riobamba

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Explore Riobamba's surroundings by going to Banos (Cascada el Manto de la Novia & Parasailing & Paragliding). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Sangay National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pro Bici, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion, and take in the awesome beauty at Avenida De Los Volcanes.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Riobamba day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Riobamba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Riobamba are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Riobamba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Banos
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Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sangay National Park ©
Sangay National Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Otavalo (Iglesia El Jordan, Mercado 24 de Mayo, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Guayasamin.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Riobamba to Quito in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Riobamba in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Quito: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Otavalo, Cuicocha
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

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