8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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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 15th (Tue): explore the galleries of Interpretation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at La Loberia, and then make a trip to Dona Pilo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno day trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin Research Station, make a trip to Santa Cruz Fish Market, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Ayora route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 3.5 hours. In June in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Playa Puerto Villamil, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Tuneles, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Concha de Perla. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Cristo Salvador, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Salinas, head off the coast to Turtle Island, then explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, and finally make a trip to Malecon Cuna del Sol.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Villamil tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Galapagos Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Guayaquil

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the waterfront at Malecon 2000.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Guayaquil trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Guayaquil takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Galapagos Time (GALT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Highlights from your 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.