6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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6 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Quito trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas, USA to Quito is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Quito. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Quito hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Alemanes. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Charles Darwin Research Station, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, and don't miss a visit to Santa Cruz Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora trip site .

Getting from Quito to Puerto Ayora by combination of flight, ferry, and bus takes about 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quito in December: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 82°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Highlights from your plan
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 10th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000 and then wander the streets of Las Penas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guayaquil, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000

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