29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

29 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador holiday planner

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Quito
— 4 nights
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Banos
— 2 nights
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 5 nights
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Floreana
— 2 nights
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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: get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, make a trip to El Panecillo, see the interesting displays at Intinan Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Quito tour itinerary planning app.

Phoenix, USA to Quito is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Quito due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Quito: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Banos

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stop by Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at La Casa del Arbol, then head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada el Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), and finally grab your bike and head to Ruta de las cascadas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Banos road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Cuenca

— 2 nights

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Orquideario, explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba, and finally stop by Homero Ortega. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the striking features of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de las flores, then take an in-depth tour of Pumapungo Museum and Arqueological Park - MCYP, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mirador de Turi.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cuenca trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Banos to Cuenca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Cuenca, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Guayaquil

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, stop by Vivian L. Tettamanti Design Store, then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guayaquil online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cuenca in March: highs in Guayaquil hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 5 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: don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Carola, and look for all kinds of wild species at Planet Ocean Dive Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by flight takes about 3.5 hours. March in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 6 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: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, head outdoors with Think Galapagos, and kick back and relax at El Garrapatero.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 5 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 in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, head off the coast to Turtle Island, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Villamil sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Floreana

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then meet the residents at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Crown.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Floreana fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.