14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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14 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cuenca
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
2
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  9​h
3
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Salinas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Puerto Lopez
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: St. Petersburg

1
day
Cuenca

Cuenca ©
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 11th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Plaza Abdon Calderon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Catedral Vieja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cuenca day trip planning tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Cuenca is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Ecuador Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in November, with highs in Cuenca at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Things to do in Cuenca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Plaza Abdon Calderon ©
Plaza Abdon Calderon

1
day
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve ©
A special set of environmental factors helped create Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biodiverse national parks in Ecuador.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Laguna Grande and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cuyabeno Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cuenca to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cuyabeno Reserve ©
Cuyabeno Reserve
Laguna Grande ©
Laguna Grande

1
night
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Malecon Cuna del Sol, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, and then identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Diablos, then take a memorable drive along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil trip planner.

You can fly from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Puerto Villamil in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve to Puerto Villamil. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Sierra Negra ©
Sierra Negra
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Charles Darwin Research Station. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna las Ninfas and Malecon de Puerto Ayora. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva El Chato, enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tunel de Lava Bellavista.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora due to the time zone difference. In November in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tunel de Lava Bellavista, Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tijeretas. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, then stroll through Playa de Oro, then identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and finally kick back and relax at Puerto Chino Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In November in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salinas.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado ©
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
La Loberia ©
La Loberia

1
night
Salinas

Salinas ©
The coastal city of Salinas is the westernmost city on mainland Ecuador and a leading tourist destination.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Malecón Salinas, then get outside with La Chocolatera, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Loberia, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Chipipe.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salinas vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Salinas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Salinas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Chocolatera ©
La Chocolatera
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Playa de Chipipe ©
Playa de Chipipe

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Thu), get outside with Aventuras La Plata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Frailes, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Lopez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salinas to Puerto Lopez takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Salinas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Lopez, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Playa de los Frailes
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Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Isla de la Plata ©
Isla de la Plata
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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