21 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 3 nights
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Floreana
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 1 night
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

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London, UK to Quito is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Quito to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela — 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Los Tuneles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla, admire all the interesting features of Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, and explore the activities along Laguna Salinas.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Floreana.
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Floreana — 1 night

On the 7th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Asilo de la Paz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Negra, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Floreana journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Ayora.
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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, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and take in the exciting artwork at Samay Latin Art.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Floreana to Puerto Ayora. In February in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal — 4 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 sightseeing, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, step off the mainland to explore Isla Lobos, and stroll through Puerto Chino Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Guayaquil.
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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 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, then visit Las Penas, and then take a stroll through Cerro Santa Ana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil visit planner.

You can fly from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cuenca.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Plaza de las flores, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, then browse the exhibits of MAKI FairTrade, and finally stroll around Parque de la Madre.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cuenca online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Guayaquil to Cuenca in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Guayaquil in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Cuenca, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Ecuador travel guide

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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.
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