30 days in Ecuador & Guatemala Itinerary

30 days in Ecuador & Guatemala Itinerary

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30 days in Ecuador & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  10 h
1
Quito, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Banos, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
3
Cuenca, Ecuador
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Guayaquil, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
Travel:  4 h 45 min
8
Floreana, Ecuador
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
9
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

3
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Go for a jaunt from Quito to Otavalo to see Municipio de Otavalo about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, don't miss a visit to Plaza Equinoccial, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, and gain insight at La Ronda.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Quito trip planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Quito is an approximately 10- hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nassau in June: high temperatures in Quito hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Municipio de Otavalo
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

2
nights
Banos, Ecuador

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): head outdoors with Canopy double puerta del cielo, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then head outdoors with Ecuadorainforest. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Ruta de las cascadas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), and then take some stellar pictures from La Casa del Arbol.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Banos holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Quito to Banos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas

1
night
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca ©
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 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi, take in the exciting artwork at Homero Ortega, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Cajas National Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Tomebamba.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cuenca trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banos to Cuenca in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Cuenca

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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El Cajas National Park ©
El Cajas National Park
Mirador de Turi ©
Mirador de Turi
Rio Tomebamba ©
Rio Tomebamba

3
nights
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Guayaquil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, don't miss a visit to Leitmotiv Musical, and take a stroll through Las Penas.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guayaquil travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cuenca to Guayaquil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cuenca in June, you will find days in Guayaquil are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park

4
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
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: gain insight at Interpretation Center, stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Oro, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon San Cristobal.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route site.

Fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. June in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

4
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Ayora to Baltra to see North Seymour Island about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puerto Ayora are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
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: visit Los Tuneles, cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, stroll through El Faro, and kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Floreana.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Las Tintoreras ©
Las Tintoreras
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Floreana, Ecuador

Floreana ©
On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cormorant Point, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asilo de la Paz, then kick back and relax at Playa Negra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Crown.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Floreana online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Villamil to Floreana. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Villamil to Floreana is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Floreana

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Devil's Crown ©
Devil's Crown

4
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, see the interesting displays at ChocoMuseo, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, and look for gifts at Ileana Sotela Accesorios.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Floreana to Antigua. The time zone difference when traveling from Floreana to Antigua is minus 1 hour. June in Antigua sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Cerro de la Cruz

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nights
Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): Head underground at Grutas Las Marias, admire the sheer force of Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, then head outdoors with Aventura Grande, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lanquin online travel planner.

Getting from Antigua to Lanquin by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Antigua in June, expect Lanquin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Grutas de Lanquin
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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