7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. On the next day, deepen your understanding at La Ronda, get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Quito trip builder site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Quito is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Ecuador Time is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

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

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, then make a trip to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and finally stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 5 hours. Traveling from Quito in December, expect Puerto Ayora to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
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Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Presley Norton Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, and finally wander the streets of Las Penas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guayaquil trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora in December, expect nights in Guayaquil to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Parque Seminario ©
Parque Seminario

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