7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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7 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Guayaquil
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + ferry + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

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 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Quito is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Quito due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo
Quito Old Town ©
Quito Old Town

1
night
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana, take a stroll through Las Penas, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then walk around Parque Seminario, and finally pause for some photo ops at Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guayaquil online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Guayaquil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Quito in September, expect Guayaquil to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

4
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 wildlife, nature, beaches, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, wander the wide-open spaces of Rancho Primicias, and browse the exhibits of Galeria Aymara.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Guayaquil to Puerto Ayora in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in September: highs in Puerto Ayora hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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

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