34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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34 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Guayaquil
Fly:  2​h
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​min
Baltra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cuenca
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Quito
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Banos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Latacunga
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Puerto Lopez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Guayaquil

5
days
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.
Visit Cerro Brujo and Punta Pitt for some beach relaxation. Kids will enjoy La Loberia and Cerro Tijeretas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach, get outside with Punta Carola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mann.

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Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 2-hour flight. When traveling from Guayaquil in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

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Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

6
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa las Bachas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Charles Darwin Research Station and Reserva El Chato. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, explore the activities along Laguna las Ninfas, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Aymara.

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Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Las Grietas ©
Las Grietas

5
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tagus Cove and Concha de Perla. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Urbina Bay and Elizabeth Bay. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Sierra Negra, make a trip to The Wall of Tears, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and meet the residents at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan.

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You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Villamil can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Baltra.

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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras

1
day
Baltra

Baltra ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head outdoors with Tip Top IV, then don't miss a visit to Ecua-Andino Galapagos, and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

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Baltra is just a stone's throw from Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Baltra is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Baltra are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cuenca.

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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island

2
days
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 1st (Sun): stop by Carolina Bookstore and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park.

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You can fly from Baltra to Cuenca in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Baltra in October, with highs in Cuenca at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quito.

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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba
Plaza Abdon Calderon ©
Plaza Abdon Calderon

5
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Mitad del Mundo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, don't miss a visit to El Panecillo, get impressive views of Pichincha, and see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cuenca to Quito takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Quito are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Banos.

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Nature Parks Historic Sites

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Ecuador
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Pichincha ©
Pichincha
Mitad del Mundo (Original) ©
Mitad del Mundo (Original)

3
days
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.
Banos is known for nature, trails, fun & games, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), contemplate the geological forces at Tungurahua, and take some stellar pictures from La casa del Arbol - Mirador.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Banos trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Banos can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Latacunga.

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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas

2
days
Latacunga

Latacunga ©
Established in 1534, the plateau town of Latacunga was destroyed four times by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Mercado Indigena and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Laguna de Limpiopungo.

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Drive from Banos to Latacunga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Banos in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Latacunga. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Guayaquil.

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Nature Parks Shopping

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Mercado Indigena
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Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Laguna de Limpiopungo ©
Laguna de Limpiopungo

2
days
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 14th (Sat), take a stroll through Las Penas, then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, then don't miss a visit to Parque Historico Guayaquil, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Guayaquil and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parque de las Iguanas.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Latacunga to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Latacunga in October, expect nights in Guayaquil to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto Lopez.

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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Parque Historico Guayaquil ©
Parque Historico Guayaquil
Parque de las Iguanas ©
Parque de las Iguanas

2
days
Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez ©
Sitting on the edge of a bay on the Pacific coast of Manabi Province, the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez acts as headquarters for the surrounding national park.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Montanita and then kick back and relax at Playa Montanita. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de los Frailes, stop by Pacha Chocolates, and then get outside with Aventuras La Plata.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Lopez travel planner.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Puerto Lopez in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

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Playa de los Frailes, Playa Montanita, Playa Montanita
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Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Playa Montanita
Playa Montanita
Playa Montanita ©
Playa Montanita

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