20 days in Ecuador Itinerary

20 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador tour planner

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Floreana
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Cuenca
— 1 night
Fly
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Quito
— 4 nights
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Floreana

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, then get to know the resident critters at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally stroll through Cormorant Point.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Floreana road trip planning site.

Barranquilla, Colombia to Floreana is an approximately 26-hour travel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 4 nights
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Laguna Salinas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Puerto Villamil. The time zone difference when traveling from Floreana to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 4 nights
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 Charles Darwin Research Station, relax in the rural setting at El Trapiche Ecologico Galapagos, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora holiday maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 3 nights
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, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, get outside with Cerro Tijeretas, and don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador.

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Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In February in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Guayaquil

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and then stroll around Parque Seminario. On the next day, look for gifts at Vivian L. Tettamanti Design Store, then take a stroll through Las Penas, then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Guayaquil.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guayaquil route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Guayaquil can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Cuenca

— 1 night

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Museo Catedral Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, make a trip to Plaza de las flores, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba, and finally shop like a local with Homero Ortega.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cuenca day trip planner.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Guayaquil, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Cuenca, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Quito

— 4 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Quito tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Cuenca to Quito in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.