8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Quito
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Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to San Cristobal, Ferry to Puerto Ayora
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
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Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
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Quito

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Quito is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, stop by ARIU, examine the collection at Intinan Museum, and make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Quito online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Quito is an approximately 4.5-hour travel. You can also fly. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Quito, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Maprae, and then stroll through Charles Darwin Research Station. On your second day here, look for gifts at Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, then take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, then make a trip to Malecon de Puerto Ayora, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Ayora trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Quito to Puerto Ayora takes 9.5 hours. In December, Puerto Ayora is somewhat warmer than Quito - with highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Interpretation Center and then kick back and relax at La Loberia.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In December in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Ecuador travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.