8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Quito
— 1 night
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
Fly
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Guayaquil
— 1 night
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Quito

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, and finally make a trip to Mitad Del Mundo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Quito trip builder.

Tamiami, USA to Quito is an approximately 8-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tamiami in November: high temperatures in Quito hover around 72°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 1 night
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
On the 21st (Sun), head off the coast to Las Tintoreras, explore the striking landscape at Los Tuneles, and then don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Quito to Puerto Villamil in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Galapagos Time (GALT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
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, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Aymara, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador.

Plan trip to Puerto Ayora with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. November in Puerto Ayora sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 1 night
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, ponder the design of Swordfish Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Dona Pilo, and finally get outside with Cerro Tijeretas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Guayaquil.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Outdoors

Side Trip

Guayaquil

— 1 night

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 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000, then stroll around Parque Seminario, and finally appreciate the history behind Escultura Ana Villamil Ycaz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Guayaquil trip website.

Getting from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Guayaquil by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in November, expect nights in Guayaquil to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic Sites · Parks

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
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.