15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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15 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
Baltra
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Puerto Lopez
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Banos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Quito
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Toronto

2
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.
Visiting Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, stroll through Black Turtle Cove, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary app .

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Ayora is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Puerto Ayora are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to 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 Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Get in touch with nature at La Loberia and Puerto Chino Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mann and Cerro Brujo. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cerro Tijeretas, don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, learn more about the world around you at Interpretation Center, and stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Baltra.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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Baltra

Baltra ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal de Itabaca and then step off the mainland to explore North Seymour Island.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baltra online visit planner .

Baltra is just a stone's throw from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Baltra

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canal de Itabaca
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North Seymour Island ©
North Seymour Island
Canal de Itabaca ©
Canal de Itabaca

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Blanca Estrella del Mar, then get outside with Aventuras La Plata, and then stroll through Playa de los Frailes. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de Olon and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Lopez trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Baltra to Puerto Lopez takes 6.5 hours. November in Puerto Lopez sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa de los Frailes, Santuario Blanca Estrella del Mar, Playa de Olon
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Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Playa de Olon ©
Playa de Olon
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Museo Fray Enrique Mideros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, look for gifts at Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, and then get impressive views of Tungurahua.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Banos travel planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Lopez to Banos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Quito.

Things to do in Banos

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Tungurahua
Tungurahua

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Quito Old Town and San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco). Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa del Alabado and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from Quito to Papallacta to see Termas de Papallacta about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio la Florida.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Quito trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Banos to Quito in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Termas de Papallacta
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Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Horseback Riding Tours

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