8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Quito
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mitad Del Mundo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Quito is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. In December, Quito is slightly colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Parque Seminario, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then take a stroll through Las Penas, and finally wander the streets of Cerro Santa Ana.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guayaquil online driving holiday 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. In December, Guayaquil is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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

1
night
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 27th (Fri), kick back and relax at La Loberia, then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, then make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and finally explore the galleries of Interpretation Center.

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You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in December: highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

La Loberia
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Dona Pilo ©
Dona Pilo

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, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Puerto Ayora, explore the striking landscape at Las Grietas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora online tour planner .

Ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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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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