8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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8 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Quito
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
+3
bus + ferry + shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: Berlin

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 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Voto Nacional, admire the striking features of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then examine the collection at Casa del Alabado, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll around Parque La Carolina.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Quito trip maker tool .

Berlin, Germany to Quito is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Quito is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Casa del Alabado ©
Casa del Alabado
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tijeretas, then don't miss a visit to Segunda Zona Naval de la Armada del Ecuador, and then kick back and relax at La Loberia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mann, then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center, then stroll through Puerto Chino Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Quito to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Quito in October: high temperatures in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Puerto Chino Beach ©
Puerto Chino Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, then stroll through Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, and then look for all kinds of wild species at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Maprae, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Garrapatero.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora road trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Garrapatero ©
El Garrapatero
Fishing Charters & Tours

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