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 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): 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 Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Quito online trip itinerary maker .

Dallas, USA to Quito is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Quito reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in December: high temperatures in Puerto Ayora hover around 82°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Tunel de Lava Bellavista
Highlights from your plan
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

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Guayaquil Historical Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil sightseeing app .

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Puerto Ayora, expect somewhat 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 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guayaquil Historical Park ©
Guayaquil Historical Park

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