23 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Guayaquil
— 2 nights
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 5 nights
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
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Drive to Seymour Airport, Fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Drive to Puerto Quito
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Puerto Quito
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Quito
— 5 nights
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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 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guayaquil Historical Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then wander the streets of Las Penas, and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Guayaquil trip maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Guayaquil is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Guayaquil reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion and Interpretation Center. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Carola, explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 4 hours. Traveling from Guayaquil in December, you will find days in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela — 2 nights

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, then cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, then kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at La Playita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Rosedelco- Day tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Cuna del Sol, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, and finally step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil holiday builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz — 5 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Samay Latin Art and Maprae. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Garrapatero, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and slough off your stress at Siluet Derm Spa.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora day trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora is 1 hour. In December in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Quito.
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Puerto Quito — 2 nights

Puerto Quito is a town and urban parish in the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Quito trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Quito. You'll set off for Quito on the 22nd (Thu).
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Quito — 5 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.
Visit Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Quito Old Town. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, make a trip to Independence Square, admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Guayasamin, and gain insight at La Ronda.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quito trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Quito to Quito takes 3 hours. In December in Quito, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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