12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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12 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
End: Nashville

3
nights
Quito

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Let the collections at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila and Guayasamin Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, examine the collection at La Capilla Del Hombre, make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Quito.

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

Nashville, USA to Quito is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Quito is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nashville in November; daily highs in Quito reach 72°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Get some cultural insight at Maki-Art Gallery and Galeria Exotico Ecuador. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Ayora trip site .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in November; daily highs in Puerto Ayora reach 80°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara
Spas

3
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.
Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Punta Pitt, make a trip to La Casa del Ceibo, kick back and relax at La Loberia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Chino Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Punta Pitt ©
Punta Pitt
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Guayaquil Historical Park, and then wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Guayaquil trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil takes 2 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in December, expect nights in Guayaquil to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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