8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Quito
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Ferry + Bus:  5 h
2
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
3
Guayaquil
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the galleries of La Capilla Del Hombre, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally look for gifts at ARIU. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Quito tour itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Quito is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Quito hover around 72°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila ©
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
Mitad Del Mundo ©
Mitad Del Mundo

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Aymara, and enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 5 hours. Traveling from Quito in April, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Ayora: highs are around 87°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) 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

2
nights
Guayaquil

Guayaquil ©
Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz, admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario, take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000, then take in panoramic vistas at La Perla, and finally stop by Las Penas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Guayaquil trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Puerto Ayora to Guayaquil takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. April in Guayaquil sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods Parks
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Las Penas ©
Las Penas
Malecon 2000 ©
Malecon 2000
Cerro Santa Ana ©
Cerro Santa Ana

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